Native Cherry Blossom – Prunus avium

Flowering wild cherry trees, flowering in May and producing red cherry fruits in late Summer and Autumn.

Available as bare root trees from November through to April.

Additional information

Tree Sizes

10ft, 7-8ft, 2-3ft Whips, 5-6ft, 8-10ft

1.5060.00

Out of stock

Adam Richards
Adam Richards
2023-11-16
These guys are the best. Super prossesional & 100% personable. Caitriona & Robert helped me plan my hedging, offered advice and delivered swiftly. Thank you.
Gary Dully
Gary Dully
2023-11-11
Highly recommend. Beautiful healthy thriving tree and hedges delivered and no issues, very fast delivery and great to deal with. 10/10. Top marks.
Gareth Wills
Gareth Wills
2023-11-11
Excellent. Great quality and very helpful.
Matthew Kehoe
Matthew Kehoe
2023-11-07
Couldn’t recommend and rate Cullen Nurseries more highly! They supplied excellent specimen shrubs and looked after all planting at a very competitive rate, not to mention a very speedy turn around. A super family run Irish business! Thanks Caitriona & Rob. M
Evelyn Potts
Evelyn Potts
2023-10-28
Catriona and Rob were a pleasure to deal with. Very professional. Got lovely plants….delivered to the door…..extremely happy customer…..thank you.
Dave McGee
Dave McGee
2023-10-12
Very quick & lovely plants,great service
Jennifer Sharkey
Jennifer Sharkey
2023-09-28
So happy to have chosen Cullen Nurseries to supply, plant and fertilize our new Red Robin hedge. Great customer service from Caitriona and really pleased with the very professional job Rob & his colleague did planting them. Pics don't do them justice - this was the day they were planted - 61 x 2l Red Robins - really healthy looking plants. Delighted and looking forward to seeing them grow over the years. Thank you!
Mary Belton
Mary Belton
2023-09-28
Caitriona and Rob provided lovely strong trees and delivery was very smooth. I will be back to buy bare root hedging when available!
Ronan Doyle
Ronan Doyle
2023-09-18
Really helpful. Great selection.

Delivery Information

We deliver to Ireland and Northern Ireland. We aim to deliver your product ourselves but sometimes we use couriers to make sure get your order to you as quickly as we can.

Please keep in mind that we will be lifting your plants to order, so please be patient, it can take between 14 and 21 days to process orders and ship your plants. We want you to get your product as fresh as possible. Our plants are delivered in lined bags to protect them during transport.

We will contact you by phone a day or 2 before a planned delivery to arrange a time. Please make sure to include your phone number when ordering!

We offer free delivery on orders of €300 and over.

Cullen's Returns & Refunds

We make every effort to ensure you get your plants in the best possible condition. If there is is a problem with the condition of the plants on arrival please:

  • If possible note the damage on the delivery docket when your order arrives
  • Photograph any issues
  • Contact us ASAP and within 3 days of receiving your order, so we can arrange a replacement to be sent or for a refund to be issued.


We stand over the quality of our plants. Please be mindful of the fact that our plants are bare-root plants and will not look the same in Winter as they do in Spring and Summer.

Also, we cannot be responsible for inadequate aftercare of plants such as incorrect planting, weather conditions – drought or frost, wildlife damage, or improper maintenance.

If you are unsure of how to plant or care for your plants, please contact us and we will help.

Description

Properties of a Native Wild Cherry Blossom Tree

  • They are very popular flowering tree
  • They are planted in gardens and along avenues, often in communal areas and parks due to their eye-catching flowering properties come Spring.  .
  • They are a deciduous broadleaf tree with a shiny reddish-brown bark.
  • Leaves are dark green, oval, and toothed in shape with pointed tips.
  • Leaves fade to orange or deep crimson in. Autumn before dropping off.
  • They produce white cup-shaped flowers in Spring which are a great source of nectar for pollinating bees.
  • After pollination by insects, these flowers will develop into red cherries in Autumn.
  • Fruits are bitter but can be used to make jams but are often a very valuable food source for birds and other small mammals.
  • They are moderately fast growing, they can grow between 2-3ft a year.
  • Overall, they can grow between 60-100ft tall.
  • They will grow well in full sun or partial shade in a well-drained soil.
  • They are hardy in cold weather.
  • Along with the Native Cherry trees, there are many different varieties including Prunus Kanzan, Prunus Plena, Prunus Shirotae, Prunus Autumnalis Rosea, Prunus Nigra all with different colour flowers, leaves, and barks.
  • Choosing a variety often depends on personal preference and the space available.

Benefits of Native Cherry Blossom Trees to Biodiversity & Ecosystems

Planting a cherry blossom tree is a fantastic way of helping the environment and encouraging biodiversity in your garden. A single cherry tree can provide food and shelter for so many life forms, from birds and mammals, to lots of different species of insects throughout the entire year. Spring flowering of the white cup-shaped flowers provides a source of nectar for pollinating bees, the crown-shaped head of the tree provides a home to nesting birds and then the abundant cherries that appear in  Autumn provide a valuable food source for birds.

How & When to Plant Your Tree

  • Cherry blossom trees can be planted from pots all year round or as bare root plants from November to March.
  • You can learn how to choose between bare root or potted plants in our Resources section or by clicking Here.
  • We grow our Native Cherry trees here in our native Nursery.
  • When planting bare-root plants, it is best to break up the soil really well and loose.
  • Dig the hole and place the tree with the roots exposed in the hole.
  • Be careful not to damage the Roots.
  • Place the tree in the hole up to the collar of the tree.
  • Shovel back in the loosed soil and firm the plant in place by walking in the plant.
  • A good guide to follow is to have the soil loose enough for the water to get in, but not loose enough for the air to get in.
  • To view a video of how to plant a bare-root plant, Click here

Aftercare for your Tree.

If planted in dry weather, trees should be watered regularly to ensure growth. We would also recommend watering id the first Summer after planting is a dry and hot Summer.

Ideally, trees should be staked and secured with a Timber Stake and Tree Tie Combo to give them added protection from the wind. Be mindful to plant cherry blossom trees on higher ground where they are not as susceptible to frost. Frost could damage the flower buds in Spring which would hinder the production of cherry fruits later in the Summer. Also, note that cherry fruits begin to appear usually around year 4 after planting and you will most likely not achieve fruit in the first few years after planting.

Additional information

Tree Sizes

10ft, 7-8ft, 2-3ft Whips, 5-6ft, 8-10ft

Properties of a Native Wild Cherry Blossom Tree

  • They are very popular flowering tree
  • They are planted in gardens and along avenues, often in communal areas and parks due to their eye-catching flowering properties come Spring.  .
  • They are a deciduous broadleaf tree with a shiny reddish-brown bark.
  • Leaves are dark green, oval, and toothed in shape with pointed tips.
  • Leaves fade to orange or deep crimson in. Autumn before dropping off.
  • They produce white cup-shaped flowers in Spring which are a great source of nectar for pollinating bees.
  • After pollination by insects, these flowers will develop into red cherries in Autumn.
  • Fruits are bitter but can be used to make jams but are often a very valuable food source for birds and other small mammals.
  • They are moderately fast growing, they can grow between 2-3ft a year.
  • Overall, they can grow between 60-100ft tall.
  • They will grow well in full sun or partial shade in a well-drained soil.
  • They are hardy in cold weather.
  • Along with the Native Cherry trees, there are many different varieties including Prunus Kanzan, Prunus Plena, Prunus Shirotae, Prunus Autumnalis Rosea, Prunus Nigra all with different colour flowers, leaves, and barks.
  • Choosing a variety often depends on personal preference and the space available.

Benefits of Native Cherry Blossom Trees to Biodiversity & Ecosystems

Planting a cherry blossom tree is a fantastic way of helping the environment and encouraging biodiversity in your garden. A single cherry tree can provide food and shelter for so many life forms, from birds and mammals, to lots of different species of insects throughout the entire year. Spring flowering of the white cup-shaped flowers provides a source of nectar for pollinating bees, the crown-shaped head of the tree provides a home to nesting birds and then the abundant cherries that appear in  Autumn provide a valuable food source for birds.

How & When to Plant Your Tree

  • Cherry blossom trees can be planted from pots all year round or as bare root plants from November to March.
  • You can learn how to choose between bare root or potted plants in our Resources section or by clicking Here.
  • We grow our Native Cherry trees here in our native Nursery.
  • When planting bare-root plants, it is best to break up the soil really well and loose.
  • Dig the hole and place the tree with the roots exposed in the hole.
  • Be careful not to damage the Roots.
  • Place the tree in the hole up to the collar of the tree.
  • Shovel back in the loosed soil and firm the plant in place by walking in the plant.
  • A good guide to follow is to have the soil loose enough for the water to get in, but not loose enough for the air to get in.
  • To view a video of how to plant a bare-root plant, Click here

Aftercare for your Tree.

If planted in dry weather, trees should be watered regularly to ensure growth. We would also recommend watering id the first Summer after planting is a dry and hot Summer.

Ideally, trees should be staked and secured with a Timber Stake and Tree Tie Combo to give them added protection from the wind. Be mindful to plant cherry blossom trees on higher ground where they are not as susceptible to frost. Frost could damage the flower buds in Spring which would hinder the production of cherry fruits later in the Summer. Also, note that cherry fruits begin to appear usually around year 4 after planting and you will most likely not achieve fruit in the first few years after planting.