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Wild Cherry - Prunus avium (latin)

Area of origin: Europe, Asia, North America.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 25 m (82'), width up to 15 m (49,2').
Foliage: Deciduous.
Soil Type: Rich, deep, well drained and fresh.
Hardiness: All. Hardy to - 32°C.
Exposure: Full sun.

Properties and uses:
Very pretty white flowers in April and May before the leaves. The little cherries that it produces begin red and become black when mature. They are used in distilleries in the production of Kirsch. This is the species from which was developed all the fruiting species. This beautiful tree can be planted alone in a park or garden in rows or within a mixed country hedge. The red wood is much sought after in furniture making.

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