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Prunus cerasus

Prunus cerasus

Prunus cerasus LC0017 by Jörg Hempel (CC BY-SA 2.0 de)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

4m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Prunus cerasus Overview

A species also known as sour cherry, tart cherry and dwarf cherry after the edible, sour-tasting fruits. Produces pretty white, 5-petalled flowers shaped like cups that develop into fleshy drupes (cherries).

Common problems with Prunus cerasus

How to propagate Prunus cerasus

Grafting

Propagation is from grafting or from seeds.

Seed

Other uses of Prunus cerasus

They are grown mainly for their single, 5 petalled, to double flowers and autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions.