cherry 'Athos'

11.5lt (patio bush) £69.99
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Buy cherry 'Athos' cherry Athos: A naturally compact, heavy cropping cherry

This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: deep, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Ultimate size on Gisela 5 rootstock: 3 x 3m (10x10ft)
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Naturally compact and growing on its own rootstock, this is one of the most hardy and reliable cherries. It's invaluable in small gardens, and it can even be grown in large pots on the patio if they are kept well fed and watered. The fruits appear in abundance, ripening to deep claret red, and they have a flavour that is just the right blend of sweet and tart. Delicious when picked and eaten straight from the bush from early July!

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Stone fruits like the cherry should be lightly pruned in the summer because they are prone to a disease called Silver Leaf which enters through cuts. If you prune in late summer, the sap is slowing but is still running fast enoughenough to seal up any wounds. Lighlty prune to retain shape and remove any damaged, diseased or broken branches.

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