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Cherry Plum

Prunus cerasifera

Also known as

Myrobalan, Mirabelle

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

8m

8m

Min

8m

25 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Cherry Plum Overview

Prunus cerasifera is a deciduous tree species from the Rosaceae family. It has an upright habit and forms a rounded shape with age. Flowers are small and white, they appear as the leaves unfurl in early spring. Leading onto edible yellow, orange or red plum-like fruits, these measure approximately 2.5cm in length. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Cherry Plum

How to propagate Cherry Plum

Seed

Grafting

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings best taken in early summer.

Special features of Cherry Plum

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Hedge plant

Other uses of Cherry Plum

Specimen, hedging, ornamental, foliage, fruit