Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium 'Van') in the Sweet Cherries Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 50-100 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Flowering Tree
Medicinal Herb
Useful for timber production
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Fermented
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: seeds
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees
Child plants: one child plant

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March 13, 2012

It's March, the month spring officially arrives according to the calendar. Mother Nature might have different plans, but plants are bursting forth with renewed growth and the cool weather plants are blooming, bringing joy to everyone. Honey bees have built up their numbers and are busy taking advantage of the bountiful supply of food.

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