Cherry 'Sylvia' - Tree
Perfect in a planter on the patio!
Cherry 'Sylvia' (Prunus Avium) needs very little space. It is self-pollinating with a compact growing habit and produces delicious sweet cherries in July. Cherry 'Sylvia' is absolutely stunning in a beautiful flower pot or planter on the patio. Height of stem approximately 60 cm.
Prepare a large planting hole in good nutritious soil and loosen the soil well. Plant the Cherry 'Sylvia' root ball at the correct depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. The Cherry 'Sylvia' grows best in a sunny area.Cherry 'Sylvia' is great in a pot
Cherry 'Sylvia' grows well in a large flower pot or planter. The tree itself takes up little space but provides great benefits. Place Cherry 'Sylvia' in a sheltered, sunny area. You can create a 'mini-orchard' by planting the Cherry 'Sylvia', Dwarf Peach, Cherry, Apple and Apricot in pots and placing them together on your patio or decking.
Cherry 'Sylvia' grows quite slowly and does not require much space. In spring the tree will display a beautiful white blossom. You can pick the cherries between June and July. Eat them straight from the bush or make them into a delicious jam. Cherries are very healthy, low in calories and full of fibre and vitamins.
The Cherry 'Sylvia' is easy to grow. Water it regularly and don't let the root ball dry out. It is recommended to give it some mixed organic fertilizer early in the year. Place a layer of compost around the tree. The cherries ripen in June and July, as they get dark in colour. To protect against the birds getting to the fruit first it is advisable to put a netting over the tree.Cherry 'Sylvia' can be pruned
Cherry 'Sylvia' does not form side branches, therefore, pruning is rarely necessary. Is Cherry 'Sylvia' growing too high? If so, you can trim the top of it. Completely remove dead branches. Do not prune when there are signs of frosts. Prune branches that have borne little fruit after the harvesting period. Prune crossing branches and branches growing vertically.