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Romeo™ Sour Cherry

Prunus cerasus 'Romeo'

Beautiful clusters of fragrant, white, self-pollinating flowers in mid-spring. Abundant clusters of dark purple-red fruit in midsummer. Glossy green foliage turns yellow in the fall. Excellent variety for cooking, baking, and canning. Wonderful flavor for jellies and jams. Deciduous.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus KER-uh-sus
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 8 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring, followed by summer fruit.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureFall Color, Showy Fruit, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsLilac (Syringa); Honeysuckle (Lonicera); Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Currant (Ribes); Lavender (Lavandula)

Prefers slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply an organic fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually in late winter to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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