University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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European Birdcherry
Prunus padus
Carolina Silverbell form
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7 
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Mature Height: 30-40 Feet
Features: White flowers in spring.
Culture: Full sun; needs well-drained soil.
Cultivars: Variety commutata flowers 3 weeks earlier than the species.
Mature Form: Rounded
Native To: Europe and Asia
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: In general plants belonging to the genus Prunus are prone to a number of disease and insect problems and also tend to be short-lived.   Prunus padus is very prone to black knot fungus, but tends to be longer lived (maybe 30 years).

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