Prunus padus

Bird cherry, Donnroisc (bare root 60-90cms)

Price: €1.10

The smaller and less common of our native cherries. The Bird cherry is on the Irish State's official 'Red List' of threatened species: it used to be found wild in 28 counties in Ireland and is now only found in 9. The white flowers differ from most other cherries in that they are held on cylindrical spikes. The small dark berries are very bitter, but most attractive to birds, who quickly eat them and distribute the seeds. Fast-growing medium-sized tree up to 10 metres in height. Suitable for well-drained or poor soil, but not in very exposed sites or in exposed coastal locations. Ideal as a component in part of a mixed native hedge or native woodland margin.

  • Bare root plants.
  • 60-90 cms tall.
  • Available November to March only.

Note on delivery: Due to the labour and handling involved, bare root orders can take 3-4 weeks. We email you before delivery so that you will know when to expect delivery. Trees are carefully wrapped and are delivered via courier. Read more on bare root plants...