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Prunus avium 'Bing'

Bing Cherry

Cherry

Comments

The most common commercial cherry variety featuring showy white flowers in spring followed by sweet deep red fruit, tall and upright, best for larger landscapes; needs full sun, well drained soil and a pollinator, be prepared to fight the birds for fruit

Description

The most common commercial cherry variety featuring showy white flowers in spring followed by sweet deep red fruit, tall and upright, best for larger landscapes; needs full sun, well drained soil and a pollinator, be prepared to fight the birds for fruit

Landscape Attributes

Planting & Growing

Bing Cherry will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

40 feet

40 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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