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Prunus avium

Cherry, Sweet or Mazzard

Rosaceae - Rose

Description

Leaves: Alternate; simple; doubly serrate; 2" to 6" long; deciduous; pubescent beneath; 2 prominent glands on petiole near blade.

Twigs/buds: Twigs medium texture, reddish brown, with prominent lenticels.  Buds scaly, red-brown like twig.

Flowers/fruit: Flowers white, fragrant, 1", in small clusters present in April.  Fruit a large, dark red drupe; juicy; typical sweet cherry.

Bark: Shiny and layered with prominent horizontal ridges or lenticels.

Wood: Used in Europe for interior finish, musical instruments, and furniture; trunk often crooked; little information available.

General: Small tree native to Europe and Asia, but commonly grown around the world for its fruit.  Shade intolerant.  Fruit and/or plant part can be nuisances; use fruitless varieties if possible.

Landscape Use: Typical sweet cherry orchard tree.  Again, better ornamental species are available for the landscape if fruit is not important.  Zones 3-8.

Cultivar: 'Black Beauty', 'Hansen's', 'Plena'.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Rosaceae - Rose
Cultivar Availability:
Yes
Hardiness Zone:
3-8
Type:
Broadleaf
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Medium
Mature Height:
Medium
Longevity:
Medium
Is Good Under Power Lines:
No
Crown Shape:
Vase

Ornamental

Bark:
No
Fall Color:
No
Flowers:
Yes
Foliage:
No
Fruit:
No

Tolerence

Shade:
Low
Salt:
Medium
Drought:
Medium
Poor Drainage:
Low
Alkalinity:
Medium
Transplanting:
Medium