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Flowering cherry tree
Prunus avium

The native "Gean" or "Mazzard" cherry, makes an attractive woodland tree.


Flowering cherry tree
Prunus avium
Gardening skillBeginner
AwardsRHS AGM (former)
Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
Scented flowers
Growth habitUpright
Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
PruningLight prune
Site conditionsCoastal site
WildlifeAttractive to birds
RHS Plants for Pollinators


Flowering cherry tree
Prunus avium
Flower colourWhite
Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
Flowering monthApril
Leaf colourGreen
Leaf colour - autumnMultiple tints
Fruit colourRed - dark
Fruit sizeVery small
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Annual cycleDeciduous