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Prunus maackii 'Gold Rush®' (Jefree)

More About Prunus maackii Gold Rush® ('Jefree')

  • Upright, pyramidal crown, maturing round
  • Best known for its burnished-gold-bronze exfoliating bark
  • Fragrant white florets in clusters
  • Persistent small black fruit attracts birds
  • Drooping green leaves turn an uninspiring yellow in the fall, often dropping early, exposing the bark
  • Salt tolerant
  • Bloom Time: Late spring

Interesting Notes:

'Jeffree' differs from its parent in that it has a slightly more gold bark colouring and an improved resistance to frost cracking.

Zone:

3

Height:

8-10 m

Spread:

6-8 m

Colour:

White
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Gold Rush® Amur Cherry Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prunus maackii grows best in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, tolerating poorer soils, some salt pollution and is very cold hardy. It can be grown as a specimen tree or a multi-stemmed plant. Pruning some of the lower branches allows the bark to show.


Prunus maackii Gold Rush® ('Jefree') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fruit

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Tree form
Rounded
Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

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