Kentish Red Cherry

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Kentish Red Cherry Description

The Kentish Red Cherry (Prunus cerasus caproniana) is a deciduous tree that grows from eastern Europe to western Asia. It is actually not known to grow in the wild anymore. The genus that this tree belongs to has been seen to contain hydrogen cyanide, and the Kentish Red Cherry is no exception.

This Zone 3 hardy tree grows to heights of about 9 meters. It flowers in May with the ripening of the seeds occurring later in July. The Kentish Red Cherry is also a self-fertile tree.

The Kentish Red Cherry can grow in wet areas, and often grows in maritime conditions. It needs moist soil and prefers it to be slightly acidic to grow properly. This tree does not like fully shaded conditions, prefers full sunlight, but can grow in partially shaded areas.



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