Prunus padus ‘Watereri’ Prunus

Prunus

Syn: Prunus padus 'Grandiflora'

Bird Cherry

Description: Broadly conical at first becoming rounded, with oval light green leaves turning to yellow in autumn. Produces almond scented, white flowers in pendulous bunches in April-May. In autumn the flowers are followed by a large number of small, inedible, black fruit.

History: A selection raised at the Knap Hill nursery before 1914. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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): 5m x 5m

Attributes

  • Scented flowers
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Flowering month: May
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Replacement prune
  • Open space planting

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