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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Cherries, like many other fruit trees, benefit from careful pruning and maintenance in order to ensure a good crop.

    Latin Name

    Prunus avium


    Family

    Rosaceae


    Type of Plant

    Fruit
    Tree

    Bloom Season

    April - April


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 30'
    Max Spread: 30'

    Uses

  • Edible
  • Flowering Tree

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Attracted Wildlife

    Birds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Northern Africa, Asia


    History

    Washington was growing cherries in the 1760s, and was grafting several different types by 1785. Martha Washington's cookbook contained a recipe for cherry wine.


    Other Details

    Polinator
    Grown by Washington

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