Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera) Bareroot

Prunus cerasifera. Bareroot trees of between 40 and 60cm in height. Dispatched November-March

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Description

The fruits are relished by birds and the flowers attract many insects. The tree is hardy but not tolerant to very strong winds. Cherry plums are large shrubs or small trees reaching 8–(12) m (25–40 feet) tall

If using in as  hedge: All species in a wildlife hedge can be cut back or “Coppiced” without harm. In the 1st year after establishment the hedge can be cut back to stimulate growth of the hedge from the base thereafter cut every 2-3 years. If the weather is unsuitable for planting or receiving the hedging, dig a hole and bury the roots of the bunched plants, they can be held like that till planting. After planting it is advantageous to mulch the hedge with lawn mowing or leaf mould to suppress weeds and also be done with plastic or carpet cuts and covered with soil.