Wild Cherry: Wild Cherry


The wild cherry is a very beautiful wild tree well known for its wood and for its fruits.

In summary, what you need to know:

Name: Prunus avium
Family: Rosaceae
Type: Tree

Height: 5 to 12 m
Exposure: Sunny
Ground: Humid, well drained

Foliage: Caduc
Flowering: March April

The size and the maintenance of the cherry tree contribute favorably to its growth and its flowering.

Cherry plantation:

It is recommended pto use wild cherrymne, before the first frosts to facilitate rooting.

If you plant your birch in winter, do it outside freezing periods.

But like all trees bought in pots or containers, it will be possible to plant it at spring or summer avoiding periods of hot weather.

In this case, plan a regular watering during the first months after planting.

  • Cherry likes humus soils and well drained, so avoid drought areas
  • Birch also tolerates acidic or alkaline soils (limestone)
  • He likes sunny situations

Maintenance and size of the cherry tree:

Like all trees in the prunus family, size is not recommended

No size is therefore necessary except for dead and fragile branches

  • Prune in winter when the tree is at rest
  • Just plug in sick or dead
  • Apply healing sealant on large cut branches

To know about the cherry tree:


Also called wild cherry or cherry treeThis tree is native to Europe, West Asia and North Africa. "Cherry tree" comes from the Latin "Amarus cerasus "which means" bitter cherry ".

The cherry tree is absolutely beautiful. It brighten the beginnings of our spring with abundant flowering and shades ranging from white to pink. This period, although quite short, will make your garden a colorful space and heralding the return of the beautiful days.

But wild cherry is mostly grown for its fruits or its wood, well known cabinetmakers.

Among the most famous and common varieties of wild cherry, we will retain the Bigarreau, Early Burlat, Heart of beef and Heart of pigeon or Guignier and Amourette.

We consume the merise in jams and eaux de vie

Smart advice about wild cherry:

Avoid places too exposed to the wind so as not to shorten the flowering period!

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