Wild Cherry Tree - Prunus avium - fully grown
The Wild Cherry Tree (prunus avium
) is a tree with a high, domed crown, short, unswept branches and upright twigs.
It has spectacular white and pink blossom in late spring and early summer.
Also known as the Gean or Mazzard, this tree grows to an average height of 15 - 30 metres (50 - 98ft).
It is the wild ancestor of most ornamental cherry trees. Its fruits are edible but may taste bitter.
Wild Cherry Tree characteristics and uses
The Wild Cherry has large, orangey-green, pointed, oval leaves with toothed edges that turn red in autumn.
In spring it has clusters of creamy-white flowers.
The bark is shiny, purplish-grey with horizontal marks. The cherries ripen from yellow and red to black. The twigs have small, white spots. Groups of large, glossy. reddish buds grow at the tips.
Wild Cherry trees typically grow to a height of 15 - 30 metres (50 - 98ft).
Cherry trees grow quickly and are valued for their timber. Their hard, golden-brown wood has long been used to make furniture and musical instruments.
As the main ancestor of the cultivated sweet cherry, the Wild cherry is one of the two cherry species which supply most of the world's commercial cultivars of edible cherry. The other is the Sour cherry (Prunus cerasus
) mainly used for cooking.
Wild Cherry makes a wonderful Mother's Day tree gift because, as the tree matures, it blossoms in the spring with lovely, white / pink flowers.
Tree Gift Details
Each tree gift contains the following:
- A tree sapling (approx. 20 - 60cm tall) in a jute, drawstring bag
- A card printed with your personal message inside a folded, origami envelope
- Planting instructions and tree care guide
Multiple Tree Gift Discounts
Each tree costs just £9.99 including delivery. That's it. You won't find any hidden charges or extra costs when you get to the checkout.
If you buy more than one tree we'll give you a discount too.
- Buy 2 to 3 trees and get a 10% discount (£8.99 per tree)
- Buy 4 trees and get a 25% discount (£7.49 per tree)
- Buy 5 to 9 trees and get a 30% discount (£6.99 per tree)
- Buy 10 trees or more and get a 40% discount (£5.99 per tree)
- Buy 20 trees or more and get a 50% discount (£4.99 per tree)
- Buy 25 trees or more and get a 55% discount (£4.49 per tree)
- Buy 50 trees or more and get a 65% discount (£3.49 per tree)
All discounts are automatically applied in your basket. Simply add the tree species you want to your basket, modify the quantities and you'll see how much you're saving.
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