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Mayday 

 Mayday trees covered in white blossoms are a common sight along
Grande Prairie streets in May

Prunus padus var. commutata Dipp.

Zone 3

Description

Growth Rate: Moderately fast (15-60 cm per year)

Height: 10 m (33 ft)

Spread: 6 m (20 ft)

Life span: 50 years

Why Plant It?

  • Bears fragrant white blossoms early in spring
  • Attracts birds (another name for this tree is 'bird cherry')

Likes

  • Partial sun 
  • Well-drained soil and moderate moisture; somewhat drought tolerant

Dislikes

  • Widely adapted to all soil and growing conditions

Insects

Aphids
Forest Tent Caterpillar

Disease

Black Knot
Sunscald

Last updated: 4/5/2013 12:56:57 PM