Prunus cerasus ‘Morello’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Morello’ _ ‘Morello’ is an upright, deciduous fruit tree with ovate to oblong, toothed, dark green leaves turning orange and red in autumn and nodding, white flowers in spring followed by large, glossy, edible, sour, dark red fruit ready for harvest in mid- to late summer.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
White in Spring
Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Leaf mining moths , Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Aphids
Bacterial canker , Blossom wilt , Silver leaf
Pruning group 1. Prune in midsummer in areas where silver leaf is a problem. Train fan-trained trees in spring with routine pruning in summer during fruit harvest.
Softwood cuttings, Budding, Grafting
Prunus cerasus ‘Morello’ (Morello cherry) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.
Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree, Wallside and trellises
Grow in moist but well drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Fan-train so plants can be netted to avoid bird damage. Self-fertile. Rootstock determines final height. Fruit best for making preserves, tarts, etc.
Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Moist but well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
North, South, West