Prunus avium - Wild Cherry
Prunus avium - Wild Cherry is an attractive species not only aesthetically but also in commercial terms. The timber from Wild Cherry is highly valued in Europe with the top quality pieces destined for the veneer industry.
A large deciduous tree that requires plenty of space. Expect all year round interest with Wild Cherry. It has deep reddish brown shiny bark and the new bright green toothed leaves appear simultaneously with the long lasting clusters of white flowers. Once pollinated the flowers develop into globular shiny, deep red cherries. The leaves turn gold through to red in the Autumn to provide a spectacular show.
We produce this species from multiple seed sources including an Improved seed source. The breeding work to produce the Improved seed was carried out by the Future Trees Trust.