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Double Flowered Wild Cherry

Prunus avium 'Plena'

Also known as

Cherry ornamental

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

20m

8m

Min

8m

50 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Generally not harvested.

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Double Flowered Wild Cherry Overview

Prunus avium 'Plena' is a deciduous that has a spreading habit and in early spring it produces abundant quantities of double flowers that are pure white and hang in clusters.

Common problems with Double Flowered Wild Cherry

Can have new buds eaten by Bullfinches. They can be attacked by caterpillars and leaf mining moths. They can also suffer from bacterial canker and blossom wilt.

How to propagate Double Flowered Wild Cherry

Bulbs

Use chip buds to graft onto Prunus avian root stock.

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in early summer and provide bottom heat.

Grafting

Propagation is from grafting or from seeds.

Seed

Special features of Double Flowered Wild Cherry

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

This trees leaves turn orange and red in autumn prior to falling.

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Double Flowered Wild Cherry

This low maintenance tree suits being grown as a hedgerow plant as part of wildlife friendly garden.