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Bird Cherry trees (Prunus Padus)

Bird cherry trees are native to Britain and look stunning in late spring when they are covered with masses of white almond scented fragrant blossom. An important tree for wildlife as well as ornamental value. It's a wild cherry with clusters of glossy-black berried fruits that only the birds will eat , in fact loved by them. Beautiful highly fragrant white blossom in May. Can be trimmed to the same height as other species in a mixed native hedge or can be grown as a tree. They have erect racemes until fertilized by bees then spreading or pendulous. Bird cherry is a shrubby woodland edge tree, although it is often planted as an ornamental tree for smaller gardens and is often used in hedging as an infill tree.  It is wind firm, pliant and robust. The leaves turn orange-red in the autumn. Bird Cherry Trees -  pruning is not usually required although sometimes you may find that pest like bullfinches, caterpillars can cause silver leaf which can be pruned out during mid summer.

event.hgt 15metres -width 3metres


hardy small tree grow on any soil type but not on dry sands.

Key Features

fragrant blossom in May, fruit only edible for birds. small tree.orange red autumn colours

Bird Cherry trees (Prunus Padus)
Bird Cherry trees (Prunus Padus)
Size (cm)
40 - 60
120 - 150
Price1 - 10
Price11 - 30
Price31 - 150
Price151 - 1000
Price1001+ +
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