Prunus avium Plena
- Flowering month: May
- Flower colour: White
- Flower size: Medium
- Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
- Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit: Upright
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 trees for sale
1-year Plena tree - bare root
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2-year Plena tree - in a 12L pot
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What will it look like?
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
(Approx. girth: 6/8).
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.
Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches.
The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Attractive tree / plant
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
- Growth rate:
- Useful for:
Street / amenity
- Blossom duration:
Average (2-3 weeks)
- Hardiness rating (RHS):
H6 (to -20C)
- Gardening skill:
- Country of origin:
- Flowering month:
- Flowering season:
- Flower colour:
- Flower form:
Double flower (25-50 petals)
- Flower size:
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - young:
- Leaf colour - autumn:
Yellow / Crimson
- Fruit colour:
Red - dark
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- Annual cycle:
RHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS perfect for pollinators Attractive to birds
Prunus aviumPrunus avium
The native "Gean" or "Mazzard" cherry, makes an attractive woodland tree.
Prunus avium x Prunus canascensSchmittii
A flowering cherry which is useful for public spaces on account of its conical form and attractive bark.
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.