A very spectacular form of the wild Cherry, Scottish Gean or Double Gean.
A British Tree or Native tree, this tree carries masses of long-lasting, pendulous, densely packed, double white blossom, which appears in spring along with the new leaves, followed by small reddish fruit. During autumn, the dark green leaves turn a rich, vibrant red colour. Almost pyramidical in shape, becoming more rounded over time (a bit like us as we age), this makes this tree ideally suited for a larger woodland garden or planted in a line along a driveway.
Prunus Avium Plena is a fast growing tree compared to other Prunus trees.
Tolerant of chalk and clay conditions so it would not complain if you took it to some arts and crafts display where pottery and chalk drawing were featured.
The RHS at some point gave this tree the Award Of Garden Merit (AGM) so if it impressed the experts, the chances are you probably will like it as well.
An occasional thinning of the branches will promote new growth and will benefit the tree.
Height at 10 years old will be around 6m but could go on to be more than that as it depends on local weather, conditions and environment.
This tree is supplied at a height of between 1.5 and 2.20m in a 12 litre container, which means that the tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.
Should you require more information about our Prunus Avium Plena then read this description again or contact us and we will tell you to read the description again. For a more helpful response to your Prunus Avium Plena questions try emailing us and we will speak to the tree consultant for you or Google it ourselves.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Fruit On Ornamental Cherry Trees
The fruits you get are small and inedible and barely noticeable.
Cheaper Ornamental Cherry Trees
There are cheaper cherry trees out there but you need to make sure that they are the same height and age, VAT and delivery is included in the display price, comes with a FREE TREE WARRANTY, certified virus free, UK grown and not cheaper EU imports used to better weather. A less expensive tree that dies is not cheaper.
If you get all that, let us know, we will try to price match.