Sweet Cherry, also known as Wild Cherry, is increasingly popular as a native hedge but also, as ornamental wildlife friendly trees. The Sweet Cherry starts the year in springtime with the vibrant light green foliage exploding into life, this happens alongside the famous cherry blossoms coming out for the first time of the year.
As a tree the Sweet Cherry naturally forms a neat tree like structure, and as a hedge, the sweet cherry can look great even if left to leaf out over the year due to its broad green soft foliage.
The Sweet Cherry can cope with almost all soil types and shade levels but particularly thrives in full and partial sunlight. The Sweet Cherry supports lots of native wildlife like a lot of other native varieties. Its large red berries are particularly popular with bird species.
The Sweet Cherry can be found all over the UK, used in long old-fashioned hedge rows or even as a specimen ornamental tree in gardens and parks. They have been well used in horticulture for hundreds of years and will be popular for hundreds more to come.
The recommended planting density varies depending on the height of the plants you buy for example:
Small – 15-90cm: It is recommended that you plant 3-5 plants per meter
Medium – 90-150cm: It is recommended that you plant 2-3 plants per meter
Large – 150-300cm: It is recommended that you plant 1-2 plants per meter