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Plena

Prunus avium
Prunus avium Plena blossom
Plena has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritPlena is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Plena is a form of the native English wild cherry or "Gean" which has been grown for hundreds of years. The main difference is that whilst the regular Prunus avium has single flowers, Plena has double flowers. It is sometimes known as the double "Gean" for this reason.

The blossom is pure white and borne in great profusion. The young leaves start out a light coppery colour, soon becoming green as the blossom fades, and then crimson and yellow in the autumn.

The tree is naturally vigorous, and grows with a strong upright form.

Plena flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £35.00
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £58.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from October 2021 for pot grown trees or December onwards for bare-root trees. Mixed pot grown and bare-root trees orders will be sent out from December onwards.


Plena characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 1993
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive tree / plant
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateFast
  • WildlifeAttractive to birdsRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formDouble flower (25-50 petals)
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow / Crimson
  • Fruit colourRed - dark
  • Fruit sizeVery small
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Prunus avium
    Prunus avium
    Prunus avium
    The native "Gean" or "Mazzard" cherry, makes an attractive woodland tree.
  • See also Schmittii
    Prunus avium x Prunus canascens
    Schmittii
    A flowering cherry which is useful for public spaces on account of its conical form and attractive bark.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Prunus Avium Plena tree

How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We list more than 70 different flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.