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- Latin Name- Prunus serotina Hardy Planting Zone-3-9 Mature Height- 50-90ft Width-15-25 Sun or Shade- Prefers Full Sun
Wild Cherry Tree - Prunus Avium
The wild cherry tree is a robust plant, which can live up to sixty years when properly maintained. Considered to be a hermaphrodite, having both male and female reproductive organs. During the month of April, these amazing trees begin to bloom white flowers that are shaped like cups and have five petals upon them. Wild Cherries are a popular tree, which many landscapers plant in their yards. The bark of these beautiful trees is a rich brownish-red with distinguishable cream colored lines running horizontally. In the winter months, it has elliptically shaped flower bud clusters, giving it an appealing look all year round. Their circular leaves are deep green with jagged edges, which measure between six to fifteen centimeters, turning orange and a deep crimson in the fall. Wild cherry trees grow quite rapidly, sprouting an additional 4 to 6 feet every year. Reaching a height of 82 feet within the first ten years. Its ideal temperature is forty-five degrees Fahrenheit or less with a total of at least 700 to 900 hours of chill time, thriving in coastal regions. They require six or more hours of daily sunlight and do better in areas where the sun shines continuously throughout the day. Preferring soil with a pH of 6.0 to 6.8, where there's adequate rainwater drainage. For wild cherry trees that begin to appear weak or unhealthy, nitrogen-enriched fertilizer usually restores its health and promotes the growing process. It is a truly breathtaking tree that adds beauty to a landscape and makes an ideal spot to sit and relax. They're known for attracting a wide variety of wildlife, including beautiful songbirds. Some of which include blue jays, the Northern Cardinal, woodpeckers, the Baltimore oriole, purple finch and yellow-bellied sapsucker. These birds sing their wondrous songs atop the branches, providing the world with their sweet melodies. These marvelous trees arrive to the consumer in bare root form, arriving to the home in excellent condition.