Prunus padus Le Thoureil

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  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower size: Small
  • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright

Le Thoureil is a good example of the species Prunus padus, and features the characteristic dense white tresses of blossom. It is relatively fast-growing, and has an upright compact form.

A particular attaction of Le Thoureil is that the flowers may be semi-double rather than single. They are also scented.The tree will often bear small sloe-like fruitlets, but these are not edible.

In autumn the leaves take on autumn tints.

The species Prunus padus is commonly known as the Bird Cherry, and is native to the UK and northern Europe.

Le Thoureil was developed in France in the late 20th century.

Le Thoureil trees for sale

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Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
2-year Le Thoureil tree - in a 7L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£39.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


How to grow

Once the tree is established after 4-5 years it can be pruned to contain the size. Pruning should be carried out after spring flowering.

One of the main issues with Prunus padus is the natural tendency to produce root suckers, but this is rare with Le Thoureul, and as a result these trees can be produced from cuttings rather than being grafted. They should reach a mature height of 3m-4m in the longer term.

Le Thoureil characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive tree / plant
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun Some shade
  • Useful for: Small spaces
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Pruning: Prune after flowering
  • Gardening skill: Average

Identification

  • Country of origin: France
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flower size: Small
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Fruit colour: Black
  • Fruit size: Very small
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We have a very wide range of flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.