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Prunus Padus | Bird Cherry - Girth 12-14 cm - 240-260cm - 45lt

Prunus Padus | Bird Cherry - Girth 12-14 cm - 240-260cm - 45lt

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Prunus Padus, commonly known as European Bird Cherry, is a deciduous tree species native to Europe and western Asia. It belongs to the Rosaceae family and is closely related to other members of the Prunus genus such as cherries, plums, and peaches. The tree can grow up to a height of 10-15 meters and has a broad, spreading canopy. The leaves are oval-shaped, toothed, and have a dark green color with a glossy finish. The tree blooms in late spring with clusters of small, white flowers that give way to dark, red to black, pea-sized fruits in late summer.

The European Bird Cherry is a hardy and adaptable species, tolerant of a wide range of soil types, and can grow in both full sun and partial shade. It is commonly found in woodland areas, forest edges, and hedgerows. The tree is also known for its ability to attract a wide variety of wildlife, including birds, bees, and butterflies, which feed on its nectar and fruits.

In traditional medicine, various parts of the European Bird Cherry have been used to treat a range of ailments, including coughs, colds, and digestive disorders. The bark and leaves contain compounds that have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which may explain their medicinal effects.

However, it is worth noting that the fruit of the European Bird Cherry contains cyanogenic glycosides, which can release hydrogen cyanide when ingested in large quantities. As a result, the fruit should be consumed in moderation, and caution should be taken when handling or processing the fruits.

Overall, Prunus Padus is a versatile and valuable species that provides numerous ecological, aesthetic, and medicinal benefits. Its beautiful flowers, attractive fruits, and wildlife-attracting qualities make it a popular ornamental tree in gardens and public spaces, while its hardiness and adaptability make it an important species for reforestation and habitat restoration projects.

  • Common Name

    bird cherry

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    hybrid, England

  • Flower

    pendant racemes of fragrant white flowers

  • Foliage

    toothed, ovate leaves

  • Maturation period

    20-50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

12m +

Mature Width


Shape / habit

Half Standard

Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing or East–facing or North–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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