Watereri Bird Cherry Large Trees

General Info RHS AGM, Wildlife Value
Area Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Poor/Dry
Colour White/Cream
Type Native, Screening
Ornamental Autumn Colour, Berries
Flowering Apr, May

Prunus padus Watereri (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

£34.66

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Prunus padus Watereri: Bareroot Ornamental Bird Cherry Trees in Standard Sizes

Watereri is an ornamental variety of the native Bird Cherry tree, from which it only really differs in its size and the length of the flower cones. It is a little less bushy than its parent, and a bit taller and more vigorous.
The white flowers smell of almonds and have yellow centres; a beautiful sight in spring, when the tree is bursting with flower cones (called racemes) up to 20cms in length, and buzzing with bees and butterflies. In autumn, the flowers are followed by numerous small, safe but inedible, black fruit that contrast well with the bold yellow autumnal colours of the foliage.
Mature trees will spread a little, but it has an upright habit overall, so it's suitable for most gardens, and can reach a height of about 12-15 metres.

Browse our variety of cherry blossom trees or our full range of garden trees.

Delivery season: Cherry blossom 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 15m
  • Soil: Any decently well drained
  • Use: Screening, urban, avenue
  • Colour: White, fragrant flowers in April-May
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators 
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Watereri Cherry Trees

This tough tree will grow in any soil with decent drainage, even compacted ones, and is highly resistant to pollution. It will flower significantly less in partial shade, so we recommend planting in full sun.

Did You Know?

This tree was bred in 1914 and was called Prunus padus Grandiflora at first. It has won both the RHS Award of Garden Merit for being both simple to look after and beautiful, as well as the Award of Merit for its cut flowers.

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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