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Prunus padus 'Colorata'

Also called Colorata Mayday Cherry


More About Prunus padus 'Colorata'

  • Compact, rounded habit
  • Pendulous clusters of pink flowers
  • Flowers are followed by green pea-sized cherries ripening to black
  • Leaves emerge bronzy-red and mature to dark green above, dull purple below
  • Bloom Time: May

Zone:

3

Height:

6-7 m

Spread:

5-6 m

Colour:

Pink,White
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Bird Cherry Growing and Maintenance Tips

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


Prunus padus 'Colorata' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Oval
Rounded

Foliage Color

Bronze
Burgundy

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Prunus padus 'Colorata'

Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red'

Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red'

Canada Red Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana 'Schubert'

Prunus virginiana 'Schubert'

Schubert Chokecherry