Native Wild Cherry, Large Trees

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

Prunus avium (Standard)

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  Buy 3 or more bareroot trees and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Sold out for the season £89.94Sold out for the season£74.94Sold out for the season£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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£35.94

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Prunus avium: Bareroot Wild Cherry Trees in Standard Sizes

Wild Cherry trees are large native plants with white blossom in spring and edible fruit. It has profuse white flowers in early spring, appearing at the same time as the young green and bronze leaves. The Autumn colour is orange and red.

Prunus avium is a tall, wide spreading tree with a suckering habit that can reach a height of about 20-25 metres.

Browse our other varieties of wild and ornamental cherry blossom trees, edible cherry trees, or all our fruit trees.

Delivery season: Wild 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: 20-25m
  • Soil: Any decently drained. Likes chalk
  • Use: Specimen, avenue, nectar for bees
  • Colour: White flowers in April
  • Great wildlife value
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Wild Cherry Trees

Suitable for any decently drained soil, in the wild they thrive most on alkaline, sandy sites in full sun. It is highly tolerant of pollution.

Always prune cherry and plum trees in late summer if possible.

Did You Know?

Modern sweet cherries were bred from this tree's ancestors. Avium typically means birds in Latin, but it also refers to wild places; the Bird Cherry is Prunus padus.

It is a short-lived tree that typically goes into decline by the time it is 70 years old.

Common names include gean (in Scotland), crab cherry, hagberry and mazzard, and merry tree.

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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