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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
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
A dark red, acid cherry that is excellent for preserves, tarts, etc. Regular, good crops; very attractive in blossom; self-fertile. Crops from late July to early August, including on a north-facing site
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or South-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Plant in a moist, but well-drained soil, fan-trained against a south, west or north facing wall. Further acid cherry cultivation advice
Cherries are usually propagated by grafting onto rootstocks for fruit
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Train in early to mid spring and once trained, prune after fruiting, following guidelines for pruning acid cherries / pruning established fans
Pests Protect cherries against birds. Aphids, winter moth caterpillars and pear and cherry slugworm can be problematic
Bacterial canker, blossom wilt, brown rot and silver leaf can cause problems
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