Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.
Wild Cherry (Gean) Tree Prunus avium Plena Options
125+cm: Usually 125-150cm tall, 2-3 years old, 7-9L pot and a feathered shaped (branches for most of the stem)
150+cm: Usually 150-180cm tall, 9-15L pot and a half standard (lollipop shape i.e. some clear stem)
(RB)Girth 8-10cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Roughly 240-300cm tall.
(RB)Girth 10-12cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Roughly 300-360cm tall.
(RB)Girth 12-14cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Roughly 360-420cm tall.
(RB)Girth 14-16cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Roughly 420-480cm tall.
(RB)Girth 16-18cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Roughly 480-540cm tall.
(RB)Girth 18-20cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Roughly 540-600cm tall.
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. There is a more clear stem with a Standard.
Once a mature Prunus avium Plena is over around 200cm then girth is the most accurate way to measure maturity and therefore value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm, the canopy will be wider, thicker, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth. There is wide variation even within the same batch of trees and heights are only a very rough guideline and can easily be outside those listed.
Prunus avium Plena
A very spectacular form of the wild Cherry aka 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 was 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 1.25 and 2.20m 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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Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
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.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
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.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.
Fruit On Ornamental Cherry Trees
If any fruits are formed, they will be small, 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.