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Cherry, Sour

Prunus cerasus

Rosaceae - Rose

Description

Leaves: Alternate; simple; doubly serrate; 2" to 3" long; deciduous; slightly pubescent beneath; no glands on petiole.

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

Flowers/fruit: Flowers white, 1/3" to 1/2", in small clusters.  Fruit a large, bright red drupe; juicy; typical pie cherry.

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

Wood: Can be used for carving or making furniture; little information available.

General: Small tree native to Europe and Asia, but long cultivated around the world.  Intermediate shade tolerance.  Thorns or spines that can be dangerous; use thornless varieties if possible.  Fruit and/or plant part can be nuisances; use fruitless varieties if possible.

Landscape Use: Commonly planted orchard tree grown for "pie cherries."  Avoid unless fruit is important.  Better species are available for ornamental purposes.  Zones 3-9.

Cultivars: 'Amarelles', 'Flemish', 'Griottes', 'Kentish Red', 'Morello'.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Rosaceae - Rose
Cultivar Availability:
Yes
Hardiness Zone:
3-9
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:
Medium
Salt:
Medium
Drought:
Medium
Poor Drainage:
Low
Alkalinity:
Medium
Transplanting:
Medium