Overview:Categories: Deciduous, Fruit, Wildlife Value
When it comes to adaptation and returns in fruit production, Bing Cherry trees, both standard and dwarf varieties have withstood the test of trial and time. Potential for major fruit returns is expected from mature trees, which provide a semi-free stone fruit – stones that are easily removed and fruit ideal for fresh eating or preserves.
Cold hardy for our area, once established close to shelter from harshest forces, the Bing Cherry dwarf variety we have chosen, grows at a moderate rate and can achieve up to 12-15 ft in height and spread over time. It’s love of full sun and sandy soil means it has adapted well to our area, but it is not drought tolerant, so make sure you supplement water needs during periods of drought.
Expect wonderfully fragrant spring blossoms and 5-6 years before full fruit production quotas are reached, as well as time and care while the roots of your Bing Cherry trees establish themselves in their new location.
The Bing Cherry is valued by wildlife, not only for the fruits provided for a variety of birds and mammals, but also for it’s browse benefits – make sure to fence off or guard your new plantings and provide protection in form of living barriers and/or fencing, from the forces of nature.
The Bing Cherry requires a pollinator, so if you’re introducing to your property for the first time, be sure to order 2, for your initial planting. Dwarf or semi-dwarf variety.
Features:Scientfic Name: Prunus avium Bing
Growth Habit: Open
Growth Rate: Moderate
Max. Height (ft): 15
Max Width/Spread (ft): 15
Life Span: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Good
Drought Resistance: Poor
Elevation Range: 7000
Wildlife Value: Good
Wildlife Notes: Fruit for birds and mammals, foliage browsed
Seasonal Color: White flowers in spring
Possible Insect Issues: Eastern Tent caterpillar,
Possible Disease Issues:
It will re-open for ordering in Fall of 2018
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