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Amur Cherry

Vibrant copper bark is this tree's most distinctive
characteristic

Prunus maackii Rupr.

Zone 2

Description

Growth Rate: Moderate

Height: 7 m (23 ft)

Spread: 6 m (20 ft)

Life span:  30 years

Why Plant It?

  • Showy white blossoms in spring and coppery, peeling bark make this an attractive specimen tree
  • Fruit attracts birds
  • Is generally resistant to black knot disease

Likes

  • Full sun (to maximize fruiting)
  • Well-drained soil
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    Amur cherries are decorative in every
    season, with white flowers in spring,
    dark purple fruit in summer and
    bright yellow fall colour

Dislikes

  • Compacted or saline soil
  • Salt spray

Insects

Aphids
Spotted Wing Drosophila**

Disease

Black Knot
Fireblight

**Not yet present in Grande Prairie

Last updated: 2/2/2017 10:12:55 AM