Prunus avium--Mazzard Cherry, Sweet Cherry

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Prunus avium--Mazzard Cherry, Sweet Cherry

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Mazzard cherry grows 60 feet tall and spreads 30 to 40 feet. The tree tolerates any garden soil but likes a sunny, protected site. The growth rate is rapid and transplanting should be easy. The white flowers appear in April or May. The fall color is bronze and red.

There are several cultivars: 'Asplenifolia'-- ('Laciniata')--leaves deeply and irregularly toothed; 'Fastigiata'--columnar; 'Pendula'--weeping growth habit; 'Plena'--white, double flowers, no fruit; 'Rubrifolia'-- reddish leaves; 'Salicifolia'--narrow leaves.

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