Prunus padus ‘Albertii’ Prunus

Prunus

Bird Cherry

Description: A very prolific flowering form of the ‘Bird Cherry’ with a compact, upright shape. The leaves are narrow, pointed ovals with a serrated edging, emerging mid-green, then turning yellow and red before falling in the winter months. Racemes of white flowers freely produced in late April and May, after the leaves have emerged. The brown-grey branches smell of bitter almonds when damaged.

History: Introduced to Kew from the Vilmorin collection in 1902.

Prunus Growing Tips: Best grown in well-drained soil, in full sun to achieve the best flower display and autumn colour. Will tolerate most soil types including clay.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 2m

Attributes

  • Scented flowers
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Flowering month: May
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Replacement prune
  • S Size: Small

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