Cherry Plum Tree Gift

£19.99

Our Cherry Plum tree gift is the perfect present for celebrating a new birth or a wedding and it’s also a great gift for a 5th (wood) wedding anniversary.

The Cherry Plum Tree (Prunus cerasifera) is a small,  deciduous tree with white flowers in spring and, when mature, produces red / yellow fruit in the summer.

It can reach a height of 8+ metres (27+ feet).  Read more …

What’s in the box?

  • A tree (approx. 25 – 75cm tall) packaged in a jute drawstring bag
  • A gift card with your personal message
  • A tree label with the tree species info
  • A tree planting guide to show you how to give your tree a healthy start to its life.
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Description

Our Cherry Plum tree gift is the perfect present for celebrating a new birth, a birthday, a new home or a wedding. It’s also a great gift for a 5th (wood) wedding anniversary.

The Cherry Plum Tree (Prunus cerasifera) is a small tree with white flowers in spring and, when mature, produces red / yellow fruit in the summer.

 

Useful info about Cherry Plum trees

Latin NamePrunus cerasifera
TypeDeciduous (loses its leaves in winter)
HeightCan grow up to 8 metres (25 feet)
SpreadThe branches can spread out to 3.5 (12 feet)
Soil Types PreferredChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Locations SuitableGardens, Hedgerows, Patios
FlowersWhite flowers in Spring
FruitRed / yellow fruit in late summer

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Characteristics

Cherry Plum leaves are 3 – 7 cm long, elliptical with a pointed tip and blunt-toothed margins. The upper side is glossy and young leaves have a hairy mid-rib on the underside.

On mature trees white blossom open just before, or at the same time as, the leaves. The fruit is round 2 – 2.5 cm across and yellow or red.

 

Further Information

Cherry Plum is a large shrub or small tree reaching 6-8 m tall, with deciduous leaves 4-6 cm long. It is one of the first European trees to flower in spring, often starting in mid February; the flowers are white, 1.5-2 cm across, with five petals. The fruit is a drupe 2-3 cm in diameter and yellow or red colour; it is edible, and reaches maturity from mid-August to mid-September.

The fruit can be red or yellow depending on cultivation. It may be eaten fresh in some forms, being sweet with a good flavour, while others are sour, but excellent for jam making.

Cherry Plum is a very popular ornamental tree in gardens, grown for its very early flowering. Numerous cultivars have been developed, many of them selected for purple foliage and pink flowers, such as Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' and 'Nigra'. These purple-foliage forms also have dark purple fruit, which make an attractive, intensely coloured jam. Others, such as 'Lindsayae', have pale pink flowers and green foliage.

 

Uses

A green dye can be extracted from the leaves and a grey / green dye from the fruit.

DISCLAMER : Any uses for trees or tree extracts. whether edible or medicinal, have not been tried or tested by EFORESTS.CO.UK so please take caution and seek proper advice before attempting any recipes or medicinal extracts from any of the trees listed on our site.

 

Culture and Symbolism

It is believed that the cherry plum tree represents diversity, beauty, good health, patience.

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