Prunus Avium (Wild Cherry) 'Plena'
|Species||:||Prunus Avium Plena|
|Common Name(s)||:||Plena,Wild Cherry|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Autumn Colour,White Flower|
|Mature Size||:||Medium to Large (15-20m)|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Soil Type||:||Clay Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Woodland Sites,Garden|
|Soil Type||:||Chalk Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Avenue Trees,Parkland Trees|
A truly spectacular form of the Wild Cherry.
This wonderful double flowering version of our native Wild Cherry has been in cultivation since the early 1700s and is still a favourite today.
Its mass of double white flowers are absolutely superb when in full swing.
Although it is best suited to parkland / woodland planting it is also a very useful urban tree, coping well with reflected heat and light bouncing back from hard surfaces.
It often retains a strong apically dominant leader making the trunk easy to crown lift over time.
Given the right conditions the autumn foliage can also be glorious, and like most cherries it thrives on most free draining soils.
Mature height: 10-15m