Sweet Cherry 'Sylvia'

Prunus avium 'Sylvia' | Also known as: Wild Cherry 'Sylvia', Bird Cherry 'Sylvia', Hagberry 'Sylvia', Merry tree 'Sylvia' | Rating: 2 votes | Print / Pdf

These deciduous cherry trees can grow quite large but they add a wealth of colour to your garden. They sport thick, dark green canopies from spring, but only after an explosion of white blooms that fill the air with a scent sweet enough to ensure it lives up to its name. The Sweet Cherry demands cold winters, plenty of sun and well-drained soil conditions, but pruning it during the winter months means they can be specifically shaped to create an extra splendor when flowering – and the results can be awe-inspiring.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 1 - 1.5
Spread [m]
  • 0.5 - 0.75
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Red shades
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • grafting
  • budding
Growth habit
  • Compact
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Trees
Grown for
  • Edible fruit
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 30 years or longer