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Prunus avium Sunburst


Cherry Sunburst

A new variety with fantastic white flowers and delicious fruit

Once these delicious cherries ripen in July you will be tempted to eat the lot straight from the tree. The sweet flavour makes this one of the best newer varieties and the showy white flowers in spring are an added bonus.


Happiest in full sun and moist, fertile soil. Give this tree room to spread its branches and it will provide fruit for many years to come.


Enrich the soil before planting by adding organic matter - well rotted manure or garden compost is fine. Water your tree occasionally until established and in long spells of dry weather.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 505 cm - 600 cm
Plant width 485 cm - 600 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam, Sand, Chalk
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting July - August
Cropping August - August

Typically available

From January to December