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Prunus avium

Wild Cherry

The ‘Gean’ or ‘Mazzard’.

Single white flowers and good autumn colour makes this one of our most attractive native woodland trees.

It is the parent of most fruiting sweet cherries and in some years will produce a good crop of fruit itself, not necessarily very sweet but good enough to feed the birds.

(Europe and Western Asia)

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Open space planting Open space planting
Flowering month - April Flowering month - April
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Tolerates coastal site Tolerates coastal site
Shade tolerant Shade tolerant
Replacement prune Replacement prune