Wild Cherry

Prunus avium

From £7.99

Wild Cherry  (Prunus Avium) has a long-lasting flowering period that comes to life in spring. The foliage of Wild Cherry is bright green with oval shaped leaves. The long-lasting flowers appear from red buds and are held in long drooping clusters, like cotton wool. Thsi hedging plant is perfect for autumn colour. 

The small cherries produced by this native shrub are edible but bitter and loved by birds and are regularly used for culinary purposes. You can plant this hedging plant with other native hedging plants to create your own mixed native hedge or this hedging plant thrives when planted alone. 

More Information

  • Berry Colour Red
  • Deciduous Yes
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen No
  • Flower Colour White
  • Grows Up To 5m
  • Has Berries Yes
  • Is Edible Yes
  • Native Yes
  • Intruder Proof No
  • Privacy Hedge No

Wild Cherry is often planted to look natural and not clipped when planted as a hedge or part of a hedgerow as it does not benefit from rigorous pruning which can leave it very susceptible to disease or damage. The ideal time for pruning is after fruiting and preferably when dormant in the winter months, especially if part of a mixed native hedge which would also be trimmed at this time to avoid nesting birds.

Ideally only lightly prune back any dead wood and branches, leaving the healthy stems alone. Over-pruning and cuts to a helathy stem can leave the plant open to infection and encourage diseases such as Silver Leaf, that releases spores over autumn and winter, bacterial canker and blossom wilt to take hold when the plant comes out of dormancy in the spring.

If the plant or tree shows signs of Silver Leaf during the summer months, prune back the affected areas only. It may be that susceptible plants are only pruned in summer rather than winter so as to avoid further re-infection the following winter.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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  • Wild Cherry 40/60cm 2L pot
    Wild Cherry 40/60cm 2L pot
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £7.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Wild Cherry 60/90cm 2L pot
    Wild Cherry 60/90cm 2L pot
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £9.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
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More Information
Berry ColourRed
Semi EvergreenNo
Flower ColourWhite
Grows Up To5m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleYes
Intruder ProofNo
Privacy HedgeNo

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-5 days. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days at present.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £7.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £300 or a £30 pallet charge if the order is under £300.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £300 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £300 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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Wild Cherry (Prunus avium) is a gorgeous, flowering native heding plant that comes to life in spring with blooms of pretty white flowers.