Prunus cerasus, a lovely garden fruit tree

Fruits of Prunus cerasus

El Prunus It is one of those fruit trees that, in addition to being very useful to human beings, is very decorative. In spring it is covered with beautiful white flowers, even before the leaves sprout, which gives the garden an incredible appearance.

Do you want to know more about him? If so, don't hesitate to keep reading 🙂.

What are the characteristics of Prunus cerasus?

Prunus cerasus tree

Our protagonist is a deciduous fruit tree (it loses its leaves in autumn-winter) probably originally from Asia. It is known by the common names cherry, sour cherry, sour cherry, sour cherry, and cherry tree. It grows to a height of between 4 and 10 meters, with oval or elliptical leaves 3,5 to 7,5 cm in length.

Its fruits are dark red berries that can be called cherries if they have a stalk, tart cherries if it contains a low amount of sugars, pillory which are the ones sold without the stem, or cherries if they are rough.

How do you take care of yourself?

Prunus cerasus leaves

If you would like to have one or more copies, here is your care guide:

  • Location: outside, in full sun. As it does not have invasive roots, it can be placed close (at a distance of one meter) to pipes or soil without problems.
  • Land: it is important that you have a good sewer system, that is fresh and rich in organic matter.
  • Irrigation: frequent, especially in summer. It is recommended to water three or four times a week during the hottest months, and somewhat less (one-two per week) the rest of the year.
  • Subscriber: from spring to the end of summer it must be paid with organic fertilizers, such as chicken manure (letting it dry for a week in the sun beforehand), or goat manure.
  • Planting or transplanting time: in spring.
  • Multiplication: by means of the stratification of its seeds in autumn-winter, by cuttings in spring and by air layering in spring-summer.
  • Rusticity: withstands cold and frost well down to -10ºC.

Enjoy your Prunus 🙂.


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