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Bird Cherry (Prunus padus)

A sweetly fragrant tree which provides fruits which are favoured by local wildlife. Giving your garden lovely aromas and wildlife. If placed at the front door, the strong-smelling bark of the tree was believed to have magical properties that could ward off the plague!

The size of each plant is between 15 – 50cm in height from the root plug.

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  • Product Description

    Prunus padus, also known as Bird Cherry or even in some regions as Hackberry, is a natural deciduous hedge shrub that can also be grown as a tree. Being Native to  Britain, the Bird Cherry blossoms profusely in late spring, creating a breathtaking sight. A valuable tree for both aesthetics and wildlife, you can occasionally find it planted along roadsides and in parks. It also looks fantastic in wooded areas. This tree has a lengthy season of interest because of its good autumn colour and fruits that ripen in late July.

    The Bird Cherry is quite adaptable and will grow well even in poor soils, though it prefers humid soil over limestone. Does well up to 600 metres in height and is highly resilient.

    Bird Cherry blossoms are held on short spikes  and are covered in white, almond-scented blossoms in late spring. Bees love the delicious, flowers because they attract pollinators and food early in the blooming season. Following blossoming, tiny mammals and birds adore the bitter, black fruits that grow but are inedible to humans. A variety of insects, especially the caterpillars of numerous moth species, find nourishment in the leaf as well, yet it is considered harmful to farm animals.

  • Our Commitment

    Our trees are planted, grown and cared for on site. This means, once the seeds are delivered to us we plant them, establish them in our polytunnels and then harden them off. The trees you are delivered have been with us since seed and we look after them until the moment they leave.

    Every tree is handpicked and packaged with the utmost care and attention to ensure your trees are delivered fighting fit to help against climate change. 

    For more information, please visit the About Us page

  • Deliveries

    All postage and packaging charges for products delivered to the Mainland UK are included within the price. Additional charges apply for Northern Ireland, The Highlands & Scottish Isles, The Channel Islands, Scilly Isles & Isle of Man when ordering more than 8 trees.

    As a guide, orders for 8 plants or more will be sent via a courier, 8 plants or fewer will be sent by Royal Mail.

    For more information, please visit the Delivery page

  • Refunds

    Your happiness is our business and that is why we individually check every single tree that we send out. If you have a concern about your tree, please get in touch with us within 7 days so that we can diagnose the issue. Very rarely, we might ask you to send the tree back to us in secure packaging to help us identify the issue but often we can identify the issue with photographs.

    For more information, please visit the Refunds page

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