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Bird Cherry Tree

Bird Cherry Tree 'Prunus Padus' (4L Pot)

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Bird Cherry Tree - Description

  • Native Irish Bird Cherry Tree
  • Latin Name: Prunus Padus
  • Common Name: Hackberry Tree or Bird Cherry
  • Great For Attracting Native Birds
  • Medium Sized Tree
  • Form: Single Stemmed, Feathered
  • Plant Size
    • Height: 5-6ft
    • Girth: 4cm
    • Age: 1 + 2
  • Potted Tree
  • Pot Size: 4 Litres

Bird Cherry Tree - Characteristics

  • Excellent Spring colour
  • Leaf Type: Ovate in shape
  • Flowers: Clusters of 5 petaled blooms in Spring
  • Flower Colour: Creamy white flower
  • Fruit: Flowers are followed by black cherries from July onward
  • Berries are popular with birds
  • Cherries are bitter to taste
  • Bird Cherry Final Size: 8m tall & 4m wide
  • Deciduous tree, they lose their leaves in Winter
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Very hardy tree
  • Note: Prunus Padus is not self-fertile
  • They will require a second tree to pollinate & produce cherries

Bird Cherry Tree - Uses

  • Great for attracting & feeding wild birds
  • Popular with birds including
    • Pigeons, Robins, Thrushes & Starlings
  • Suited to native hedgerows
  • Suitable for medium & large sized gardens
  • Ideal for nature & wildlife gardens

Bird Cherry Tree - Planting Instructions

Planting Time

  • Ideally, plant as soon as arrive
  • Potted trees can be planted any time of year
  • Best to avoid frosty conditions, where the ground is frozen
  • These bird cherry saplings will require several years to mature

Positioning Trees

  • Position in sun or partial shade
  • Prefers a sheltered spot
  • Soil: Likes good, fertile soil with good drainage
  • Most commonly found on alkaline soils
  • Spacing distance varies on use
  • In hedging, space 30cm apart
  • On lawns, space 5m apart
  • When planting, hold plants at ground level & back fill the top soil
  • Ensure each plant is straight & soil is compacted in around it's root ball
  • Level off the soil around the plants
  • Support with bamboo cane for first 2 years
  • Replace cane with larger stake when required

After Care

  • Water before & after planting
  • Ensure young trees are watered regularly until plants establish
  • If dry weather persists, water every 2 days
  • Weeding is also essential - especially bind weed which can quickly smoother a young tree
  • Keep grass growth away from the base of trees to ensure a faster growth rate
  • Avoid strimming around the base of trees

Prunus Padus - Quick Facts

  • The Bird Cherry is part of the same family of plants as Cherry Blossoms
  • Prunus Padus is less common in Ireland than Prunus Avium
  • Bird Cherry timber is very hard, burgundy in colour
  • Often used to make smoking pipes
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Super fast delivery and good product for this price. Didn’t expect the height of the tree, very delighted.

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