Wild Cherry Trees
Wild Cherry trees, Prunus avium, are large native plants with white blossom in spring and edible fruit. It is a tall, wide spreading tree. It has profuse white flowers in early spring, appearing at the same time as the young green and bronze leaves. Prunus avium has a spreading, suckering habit that requires a large garden. Wild Cherry trees can reach a height of about 20-25 metres. Modern sweet cherries were bred from this tree's ancestors. Some local names for this tree include gean, crab cherry, hagberry and mazzard.
How Standard Trees are Measured:
All our standards,are graded by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level. They aren't measured by their height. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres. In any variety an 8/10 is taller than a 6/8 but the heights between different varieties can vary hugely. So standard trees are roughly 2.5 - 4.5 metres tall.