Prunus avium is a deciduous tree growing to 18 m (59ft) by 7 m (23ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower from April to May, and the seeds ripen from July to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant is not self-fertile. It is noted for attracting wildlife.
- Hardy to zone 3
- Moist, well-drained soil
- Sun required for decent fruit
- Shallow rooting