Wild cherry trees prefer moist, loamy, alkaline soil but will adapt to most other substrates.


Wild cherry likes warmth and prefers a sunny position, it will however, tolerate a partial shade location.

Annual Growth Rate

Wild cherry trees will grow 40-60cm per annum.


Wild cherry trees are adaptable to most soil pH types.

Root Structure

Wild cherry tree roots are sensitive to compaction and covering of paving or other hard standing materials. Dense spreading fibrous roots.


Wild cherry trees are frost hardy, like warmth, are sensitive to wind and salt.

Annual Pruning

Being a spring flowering tree any pruning should take place during the early winter months of November to December.


Wild cherry is a spectacular flowering tree with tasty cherry fruit and beautiful autumn leaf colours.

The wild cherry is a medium sized tree that can reach up to 20 metres tall with a large round crown spread of up to 12 metres wide when mature.

The bark is brown-red in colour. Foliage is deciduous, the leaves shoot bronze in colour then change to dark green. In the autumn they change colours from yellow to orange-red before they fall.

Flowering takes place in April and is spectacular, when masses of fragrant, brilliant white flower clusters cover the crown of the tree.

Flowering is followed by the fruiting of edible, delicious, round, dark-red cherries.

Price & Availability


Spring - Summer

Mature Tree


60-65cm girth 6.5m tall

70-75cm girth 7m tall

80-85cm girth 8m tall

90-100cm girth 10m tall

100+cm girth

Semi-Mature Tree


18-20cm girth 4m tall

25-30cm girth 4.5m tall

35-40cm girth 5m tall

45-50cm girth 5m tall

55-60cm girth 5.5m tall

Young Tree


10-12cm girth 2m tall

14-16cm girth 2.2m tall

16-18cm girth 2.5m tall

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