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Prunus Avium Early Rivers or Sweet Cherry Early Rivers Prunus avium Early Rivers or Sweet Cherry Early Rivers, is a deciduous cherry tree. It is a cultivar of the wild cherry Prunus avium. Prunus avium Early Rivers a traditional English dark red early flowering cherry from Hertfordshire (Rivers Nursery).
During the spring months, the Prunus avium Early Rivers produces an abundance of sweet-smelling white flowers. It is an early flowering cherry tree and is self-sterile. Following flowering it produces an abundance of dark red cherries. The cherries ripen in succession and you can usually enjoy two or three pickings. During the autumn, the tree produces eye-catching yellow and red foliage. The Royal Horticultural Society recommends this tree as an excellent nectar source if you want to attract honeybees to your garden.
Height and Spread of the Prunus avium Early Rivers This sweet cherry tree can be considered a small tree and grows to a height of 3.5 metres with a canopy spread of 2.5 metres.
How Hardy is the Prunus avium Early Rivers The Prunus avium Early Rivers is hardy to UK zone 3, meaning it is hardy throughout the Southern UK.
How to Use Prunus avium Early Rivers The Sweet Cherry Early Rivers is a lovely addition to any landscape. If you enjoy sweet cherries, then this is an ideal tree. It always produces an abundance of the ruby red fruits.
How to Care for the Prunus avium Early Rivers Plant the Prunus avium Early Rivers in a planting location with full sun for ample fruit production. Choose a planting site that features fertile loam. It should be well-draining. The tree does not tolerate waterlogged roots. During the tree’s first year of growth, keep the soil moist to encourage root growth. In the late winter, the tree can be pruned to control its shape and size.
Prunus avium Early Rivers is an excellent choice if you enjoy juicy cherries. It is also a picturesque tree with its lovely white flowers, pretty fruit and good autumn colour.