Columnar cherry tree ‘Sylvia‘

Prunus avium 'Sylvia'

Columnar cherry tree ‘Sylvia‘

Prunus avium 'Sylvia'
Home-grown cherries
Cherries on the balcony or patio? That's a piece of cake with the cherry tree ‘Sylvia‘ in a nursery pot. Its compact growth makes the ‘Sylvia‘ ideal for planting in a flowerpot. Of course, another possibility is to simply plant it out in the garden. The cherry tree is self-pollinating and its cherries are sweet and firm.The fruit tree blossoms in spring. That's when it reveals its lovely white-pink flowers. A crop will be ready to harvest from summer onwards in the second year after planting. Pruning is not necessary. The cherry tree grows in moisture-retaining soil that we keep nice and moist. It's best to give the tree extra water during dry spells. Sufficient light is needed to ensure good growth, which is why we plant the fruit tree in full or half sun.
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Latin name: Prunus avium 'Sylvia'
Delivery type: Delivered as plant in nursery pot
Guarantee: 100% growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Green,Red
Preferred location: Sun
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: Yes
Edible: Yes
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: Yes
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: April - May
Harvesting: July - August
Growing Height: 100 - 120 cm
Planting distance: 100 - 150 cm

Prepare a large planting hole in good nutritious soil and loosen the soil well. Plant your Cherry Tree '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 and press firmly in. Water immediately after planting. Cherry Tree 'Sylvia' grows best in a sunny area.

Planting Cherry Tree 'Sylvia'

Cherry Tree 'Sylvia' grows well in a large pot or planter. The tree itself takes up little space but provides terrific, large cherries. Stand Cherry Tree 'Sylvia' in a sheltered, sunny spot. Create a 'mini-orchard'  - plant Cherry Tree 'Sylvia', Patio Peach, Cherry, Apple and Apricot in containers and group them all together on your patio or decking.


Cherry Tree 'Sylvia' is easy to grow. Water it regularly and don't let the root ball dry out. We recommend some mixed organic fertiliser 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 Tree 'Sylvia' can be pruned

Cherry Tree 'Sylvia' does not form side branches, therefore, pruning is rarely necessary. Is Cherry Tree '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.


Columnar Cherry Tree 'Sylvia' grows quite slowly and doesn't take up much room. In spring the tree will display 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.

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