Prunus 'Early Rivers' (Early Rivers Cherry Tree)
Very large, near black fruits ready for picking early July.
Common Name: Early Rivers Cherry Tree
Latin Name: Prunus avium 'Early Rivers'
Soil: deep, moist but well-drained soil
Position: Full sun
Flowering period/colour: April to May/ White
Fruit picking time: Early July
Fruit Size/colour: Very large/ Near Black
Pollination group: Needs 'Noir De Guben' or 'Merton Glory' for successful pollination.
Prunus 'Early Rivers' was introduced over 100 years ago but still remains very popular. This red to black cherry is noted for both its earliness and fruit size. Both the skin and flesh are very dark in colour with an excellent flavour. This tree has spreading growth with regular heavy crops. To guarantee cross pollination plant in a sunny, open site with another tree from the same flowering group (e.g. 'Noir De Guben').
This CherryTree is supplied in a 10 litre container suitable for planting all year round. The total height of this tree is approximately 1.5-2.1m (5-7ft) depending on which size you have chosen.
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All of our cherry trees are grown in the UK to the highest standard. Every order comes complete with planting instructions and a guide to looking after your purchase. (Example of our 2 year old, 10 litre Bush and Half Standard cherry trees can be seen to the left. Please note that sizes may vary slightly depending on the time of year and which rootstock you have chosen.)
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Key / Size Guide
B/R (Bare Root) - The traditional way to buy
deciduous trees and shrubs. Perfect for planting between November and March.
R/B (Root Ball) - The traditional way to buy evergreen trees
and shrubs. The plants are kept in their own soil, making them ideal to transplant
between November and March.
C/G (Container Grown) - A very convenient way to buy trees
and shrubs, already rooted in their pots, they can be planted all year round. Sizes given in litres.
H/S (Half standard) - Half standard trees are 2-3 years old and
have a clear stem of 1.25-1.5m with a bushy head of branches. The total height from the ground is
usually 1.8-2.4m (6-8ft).
B (Bush) - Bush trees are 2-3 years old and have a clear
stem of 0.8-1m with a bushy head of branches. The total height from the ground is
usually 1.5-1.8m (5-6ft).
Maiden (Feathered tree) - A good, well-defined
prominent leader running straight up through the young tree. Perfect for training
into a half standard, standard or fan-trained tree. Sizes given in cm's.
Multi-stemmed - A tree with two or more main stems