Cherry - Prunus

How do I care for my Prunus?
This variety produces delicious sweet cherries in the summer, but does have certain demands for preferred soil type. It naturally grows in the Netherlands in clay type soil. Don’t forget to give it extra water during dry periods. In the early years, it is best not to give it additional fertilizer.

What is the best location for the Prunus?
To get sweeter cherries it is best to grow it in the sun. It does best moisture retaining, slightly acidic clay soil. 
Is this Prunus suitable as cut flower?
This Prunus is not suitable as cut flower, but you can pick and eat its delicious fruit. Completely cutting back its branches will negatively affect its fruit production and yield.
Where does the Cherry Prunus come from?
This Prunus originally comes from deciduous forests, mostly in Europe. It also naturally grows in Northern Africa. 
When does this cherry produce its flowers?
It flowers first with beautiful, large white flower bunches in April. These appear at the same time as the leaves. Its fruits will develop fairly quickly after this and you can pick them in July.

Can I prune this Prunus?
This cherry tree tolerates pruning well. If you want to control its growth, it is best to do so after it has flowered. This produces bigger cherries that ripen more evenly. Irregular, dead, inward growing or upright branches are best removed.

  • Winter hardiness:
    Good

  • Soil types:
    Light, Well-draining clay soil

  • Moisture levels:
    Neutral to damp

  • Locations:
    Sun/semi-shade

  • Height:
    To 15 metres

  • Evergreen or deciduous:
    Deciduous

  • Pruning:
    April-mid September

  • Fertilizing:
    Not in its early years

  • Flower:
    Large, white flowers

  • Fruit:
    Red cherries

  • Flowering period:
    April-May

  • Harvest:
    June-July

  • Trivia:
    Birds also love cherries. Beat themk to it or cover the tree with nets for instance.

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