Prunus padus ‘Le Thoureil’ Prunus

Prunus

Bird Cherry

Description: Vigorous, upright, small deciduous tree or large shrub, with mid-green leaves turning yellow and bronze in the autumn. White flowers are borne in dense racemes in late spring, followed by glossy, pea-like, black fruit. A good 'bird' cherry ideal for the smaller garden.

History: Introduced in 1998 by Minier Nursery. Raised by Claude Bellion.

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
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • Replacement prune
  • Flowering month: April
  • S Size: Small

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