Cherry Plum Trees & Hedge Plants

Key Data
Misc Edible Fruit / Nuts, Wildlife Value
Area Coastal Areas
Soil Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Colour White/Cream
Type Hedging, Native

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  NUMBER OF PLANTS
SIZES 1-9 10-4950-249250-9991000+
60/80 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£2.12Plenty of Stock£1.06Plenty of Stock£0.75Plenty of Stock£0.68Plenty of Stock£0.56
90/120 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£2.60Plenty of Stock£1.26Plenty of Stock£0.99Plenty of Stock£0.88Plenty of Stock£0.75
£1.93
£1.93
 

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Availability

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Prunus Cerasifera Hedging

The Cherry Plum, Prunus cerasifera is an untidy looking plant with a shaggy canopy that makes an excellent country hedging plant. Prunus cerasifera, is a large shrub or small tree that is one of the first woody plants to flower each spring, starting in February and usually continuing until April. It has a few thorns. Its small, red/purple plums are edible, about an inch wide and are ripe in July. They are sweet and quite tasty, like a greengage with a less intense flavour. It makes an equally good hedge plant and screening tree. When it is grown as a tree, it develops a twiggy, wild looking canopy that is good for blocking sight and tends to attract nesting birds. It will grow on most well drained soils and will reach 6-8 metres if it grows freely as a tree. The plants on this page are young saplings, ideal for planting as hedging or in woodland projects. You can also buy large, ornamental Purple Cherry Plum trees here, which have a much tidier canopy.

See our selection of native hedging plants or view our full range of hedging.

Cherry Plum hedge plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).

Choosing a size:
When you are ordering Cherry Plum plants for a hedge, we generally recommend that you use plants that are graded at 60/80cms. They are cheaper than large plants, easier to handle and they will establish well in poor conditions.
Use the larger, 90/120cms high plants if you want a taller hedge quickly or for instant impact as a specimen tree.
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Spacing a Cherry Plum hedge:
Plant Cherry Plum hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.
You can also plant Cherry Plum at 5 plants per metre in a staggered double row, with 33 cms between each plant along the row and 40cms between the rows.

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