SelecTree: Tree Detail
EUROPEAN BIRD CHERRY
Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR
Utility friendly tree.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Northern Europe and Northern Asia.
Additional Common Names
EUROPEAN BIRD CHERRY, MAYDAY TREE
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 - 20 feet.
Width: 15 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic, Dark Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Black Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Winter or Summer.
Bark Black or Dark Gray, Exfoliating or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 7 and 10; A1 - A3.
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Armillaria, Root Rot, Rust and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus padus Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jun 26, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-padus >