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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Fruit Garden & Nursery
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    These cherries perform better than sweet cherries in the humid climate of Virginia's coastal region.

    Latin Name

    Prunus cerasus


    Family

    Rosaceae


    Type of Plant


    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

    Europe, southwest Asia


    History

    While legend has it that a young George cut down a cherry tree, this is a myth which originated in a biography written by Mason Locke Weems just after Washington's death.


    Other Details

    Polinator
    Grown by Washington

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