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Care of the plant Prunus avium or Sweet cherry.

Care of the plant Prunus avium or Sweet cherry

The genus Prunus, family Rosaceae, comprises 200 species of trees and shrubs native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Some species are: Prunus avium, Prunus laurocerasus, Prunus cerasifera, Prunus domestica, Prunus mahaleb, Prunus lusitanica, Prunus spinosa, Prunus persica, Prunus dulcis, Prunus armeniaca, Prunus serrulata, Prunus cerasus, Prunus incisa.

Common names: Wild cherry, Sweet cherry, Gean. This species is native to Europe.

They are deciduous trees with a straight and shiny trunk that reach 20 meters in height. They have bright green leaves and a pointed oval shape. The abundant flowers are white and 2.5 cm in diameter. They bloom in spring. The fruit is the Cherry, with a more or less intense red color depending on the variety.

They are used as fruit trees, as isolated specimens in the garden and even in public parks.

Prunus avium needs full sun exposure and warm or cool temperatures. They resist the cold well.

They grow on stony soils but prefer light soil that contains organic matter. Planting is done in autumn.

Water regularly so that the substrate is always damp but never flooded; they do not withstand drought.

Fertilize with manure or compost in winter.

They do not need pruning.

They are quite resistant plants to pests and diseases.

They are propagated from woody cuttings when the tree loses its leaves.

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Prunus avium
Prunus avium
Prunus avium
 

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