Bird Cherry, Large Trees

General Info Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Well Drained, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour White/Cream
Type Native, Screening
Ornamental Autumn Colour
Flowering Apr

Prunus padus (Standard)

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock £89.94Out of Stock£74.94Out of Stock£69.96
8/10cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Sold out for the season £124.98Sold out for the season£104.40Sold out for the season£94.44
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OUT OF STOCK

£33.66

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Prunus padus: Bareroot Wild Bird Cherry Trees in Standard Sizes

Bird cherry, Prunus padus, is fast-growing, native, deciduous tree or large shrub. In early summer, they have strands of small, almond scented, white flowers that ripen into dark fruit which are popular with birds. As with most cherries, the foliage colours beautifully in autumn. They are suitable for medium-sized gardens, reaching a height of about 10 metres.
You can also buy sapling Bird Cherries, which make great country hedge plants.
Browse our cultivated, ornamental flowering cherry tree, including the Colorata and Watereri Bird Cherries.

Delivery season: Bird cherry trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Features:

  • Height: To 10m
  • Soil: Almost any decently well drained
  • Use: Screening, avenue, urban
  • Colour: White flowers in April
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Bird Cherry Trees

They will grow on any reasonably well drained soil, including poor, compacted urban ones, and thrive on chalk. They need close to full sun to flower really well, but otherwise tolerate partial shade.

Did You Know?

Known as hackberries (also egg-, hag-, heck-, and hedgeberry), the bitter fruit are edible, but you wouldn't want to eat them unless you cooked them up with plenty of sugar. The stone in the centre of the fruit is poisonous and should be removed before cooking. Better to leave them for the birds. The young spring leaves can be steamed or boiled.

Other common names include black dogwood and hog cherry.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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