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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 bloom after the leaves have emerged
  • Flowers are followed by green, pea-sized fruit, ripened to dark red
  • Green, elliptical to ovate leaves turn purple in summer

Zone:

2

Height:

6-7 m

Spread:

3-3.5 m

Colour:

White
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Skinner's Red Mayday Cherry Growing and Maintenance Tips

A hardy street tree or specimen for a 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

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Oval
Spreading

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage Color

Purple
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well Drained

Suitable Substitutions for Prunus padus 'Skinner's Red'

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(Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red')
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(Prunus virginiana 'Schubert')
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(Prunus cerasofera 'Newport')