Prunus padus 'Watereri'
bird cherry 'Watereri'
A medium-sized deciduous tree of spreading habit, with ovate leaves turning yellow in autumn. Small, fragrant white flowers in drooping racemes to 20cm in length. Berries small, black
Ultimate heightHigher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
North–facing or South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile soil in full sun
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
Pruning group 1. Prune in mid-summer if silver leaf is a problem
Susceptible to damage from aphids, caterpillars and bullfinches
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