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Prunus cerasus ssp. morello var. austera

Morello Cherry

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Prunus cerasus ssp. morello var. austera
Principal Common Name Morello Cherry
Common Name(s)
Description Shrub or small tree with white to pink flowers producing sour bright red fruit suitable for cooking. This is an extremely prolific sour cherry. It bears very juicy dark red fruit, ideal for cooking, pies, jam making and even wine. This cherry is self-fertile. Juice from the fruit is dark red.
General Comments
Nativity Northern Hemisphere, origin unknown
Height Range 6 - 20 FT
Spread Range 8 - 30 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Gray under-side : Medium Green
Leaf Texture Medium : Serrate : Smooth
Form Edible : Shrub : Small Tree
Flower Color Pink : White : White with a blush of pink
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Acid : Loam : Moist : Sandy : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Cold Tolerant : Color : Edible : Flower : Frost tolerant : Insect resistant

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