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Bird cherry, Prunus padus

Bird Cherry (Prunus padus)

Bird Cherry, Prunus padus, is an attractive small tree found naturally in the north of the UK. It's associated with upland areas, and is often found next to streams across northern and central Europe. Like all the native plants we sell, our Bird cherries are grown in the UK from seed harvested here.
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Bird Cherry (Prunus padus)

Bird cherry is also known as "Hackberry". It has pretty white flowers and bittersweet edible cherries, or "hags", which birds and small mammals eat. I'm not sure why you might want to, but don't eat the stones, as apparently they're slightly toxic. The hags do make a decent brandy, however. Prunus padus also provides finely textured wood for furniture making, and in the past its acrid smelling bark was used to ward off the plague. Or not. 

Plants For Sale

Like all our native trees and hedging, our Bird cherry trees have UK origin and provenance - that's to say they're British grown using seed from trees here.


Smaller Sizes Supplier: Perrie Hale Forest Nursery
Standards Supplier: R.V.Roger

Your purchase of Bird cherry plants helps us support a range of charitieswhich are related to the products we sell.

Please note that standard sizes relate to tree girths in cm. See our planting and size guide for details and tips on planting.

These Bird Cherry trees are all bare root, and are consequently available for delivery from November until March. During the lifting season there may be up to two weeks delay between placing the order and dispatching, due to weather conditions or pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence. Orders placed for Bird Cherries between March and October are confirmed for dispatch from November.

Size

  • Ultimate Height

    15m

  • Ultimate Spread

    8m

  • Time to Ultimate Height

    Over 20 years

Soil

  • Type

    Clay, loam, sand, chalk

  • pH

    Neutral, acid, alkaline

Situation

  • Position

    Sheltered or exposed

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

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