Product Code: PP-BR-100/125
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Bird Cherry - Prunus padus
Bird Cherry is used widely as part of mixed native hedges, with lovely delicate, white, star-shaped flowers that are sweetly scented and follow with small, bitter fruits. Prunus padus has a growth rate of 20-40cm per year and can reach a height of 4m tall. We recommend planting in a sheltered/inland position, with either a full sun/partially shaded aspect. As it is often used for wildlife, Bird Cherry doesn't require much maintenance and can pretty much be left to grow on its own accord. If a bit of neatening up is required, however, we do recommend a light prune in Summer, once it has finished flowering and fruiting (but only to remove dead/diseased/crossing branches).
Common Name: Bird Cherry
Rate of Growth: Average about 20-40cm per year
Flowers: Masses of white, start-shaped flowers
Fruit: Red cherry like – wildlife delicacy
Planting Location: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Tolerates almost all soil types, moist but well draining
pH: neutral, alkaline, acid
Fertilise: Rootgrow upon initial planting and thereafter
Planting Distance: 3 per metre single row for hedging
Height: 12 metres
Spread: 8 metres
**Scot Plants Direct can only supply bareroot plants when they are dormant during the winter months from November to April annually.
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