About Prunus avium ‘Bing'(Bing Cherry Tree)
This easy care fruiting tree is called Prunus avium ‘Bing’. During early spring delicate white flowers begin to bloom followed by lightly toothed, green foliage shortly thereafter. When summer arrives clusters of plump, deep red cherries are ready for harvest, lasting through the end of September. It is worth noting that the Bing Cherry does not self pollinate, you will need to have a compatible Cherry tree close by to get fruit. As a fast growing tree you can expect this variety to reach an average mature landscape size of 15-20′ tall by 15-20′ wide. Also known commonly by Bing Cherry Tree, this variety is drought tolerant and popular for its colorful foliage change during the fall season.
Planting and care instructions
Plant Prunus avium ‘Bing’ in an area that receives full sunlight exposure. While this tree does best in well-draining average soil, it will adapt to almost any type of soil. Water regularly after planting to help establish its root system then reduce frequency to weekly, except during periods of extreme heat. Before new growth emerges in the spring, prune back branches to control size or shape if desired.
Landscape design ideas
Offering a long harvest season with interesting blooms and foliage throughout the year, this tree can be planted as an accent or as an ornamental focal point to a landscape. Bing Cherry Tree looks especially nice when grouped in a landscape bed with colorful perennials for a truly cottage style landscape.