Prunus avium | Bird Cherry

This Cherry is a parent to many Sweet Cherry cultivars grown for fruit production. It can be a bit problematic to grow successfully. Consider it mostly as an ornamental with fruit loved by birds and squirrels. The plant form is upright and rounded. Yellow fall color. If fruit is your goal, choose a selection adapted to your region, such as 'Stella', shown here. Canopy coverage: 314 square feet.

Water Requirement: moderate

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -30F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 20 feet high

Width: 20 feet wide


Foliage Color: medium green

Flower Color: white

Flower Season: spring

Wildlife: birds, butterflies