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Prunus avium
(sold as Bing Cherry)

Family: Rosaceae

Common name: CHERRY

Native to: Caucasus, Europe To Asia Minor, West Siberia


Type: tree

Forms: erect, open form, spreading

Leaves deciduous

Max height: 65.6 feet

Max width: 39 feet


white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: fruit

Plant features: deciduous, toxic

Edible: fruit

Exposure: sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zones: zone 4 -30 f, zone 5 to -20 f, zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f

Temp. range: -30 to +20 °F

Water: moderate, regular

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