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Prunus padus 'Skinner's Red'

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Prunus padus 'Skinner's Red' - Skinner's Red Mayday Cherry

Prunus padus 'Skinner's Red' - Skinner's Red Mayday Cherry

More About Prunus padus 'Skinner's Red'

  • Upright, broad, oval crown
  • Pendulous clusters of white flowers
  • Flowers are followed by green, pea-sized fruit, ripened to dark red
  • Green, elliptical to ovate leaves turn purple in the summer
  • Bloom Time: May

Zone:

2

Height:

6-7 m

Spread:

3-3 m

Colour:

White
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Skinner's Red Mayday Cherry Growing and Maintenance Tips

A hardy, street tree or specimen for sunny locations. The fruit is extremely bitter to humans, but loved by birds.


Prunus padus 'Skinner's Red' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Oval
Spreading

Foliage Color

Purple
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

Suitable Substitutions for Prunus padus 'Skinner's Red'

Canada Red Chokecherry Canada Red Chokecherry
(Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red')
Shubert Chokecherry Shubert Chokecherry
(Prunus virginiana 'Schubert')
Newport Cherry Plum Newport Cherry Plum
(Prunus cerasifera 'Newport')