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Cherry 'Sylvia' (Mini Fruit Tree)

Prunus

Hardy Tree

Cherry 'Sylvia' is a compact variety producing delicious sweet cherries. This dwarf cherry tree is perfect for the patio where it makes a great focal point in spring as pale pink cherry blossom cloaks the branches.

Grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock, to produce a compact, productive cherry tree with good sized fruits that is well suited to growing in small spaces and 60cm (2') diameter containers, or trained against a wall. 'Sylvia' is self-fertile and therefore does not require a pollination companion. Height and spread if not containerised: 2.5m (8') Rootstock: Gisella 6.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 x 9cm potted cherry plant

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    • Despatch: By end of February 2017
    • £14.99
Plant patio fruit trees in 60cm (2’) diameter containers using a good quality compost such as John innes No.3. Alternatively plant them in any well drained soil in a sheltered sunny position. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level, firm them into the ground and water well.
Care should be taken when pruning cherry trees to avoid winter pruning as this leaves cherry trees prone to silver leaf disease. In the first spring after planting, select 3 or 4 well spaced branches on a clear trunk of at least 75cm (29”), and shorten them by two thirds. Remove the central stem to just above the highest of the selected branches. Remove any laterals below the selected branches. In the following spring, select 3 or 4 sub laterals on each branch and shorten these by half to create a balanced, open framework. In future years cherries will require only occasional pruning to remove damaged, badly placed or diseased wood. This should be carried out during the summer months. It is not necessary to thin the fruits on cherry trees.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. Disappointed

    By Heather Naylor 16-04-2016

    I planted this in the autum, the same day that I received it and it has not flowered this spring. From what I can tell it looks like it has died, however the two apple trees I bought with it have leaves already.

    Richard
    17-04-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look into this further for you.

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