Bird Cherry - Prunus padus Bare Root Plants 40-60cm

Prunus padus, here as young bare root plants, is one of our native trees which is a very tough and versatile species capable of withstanding most situations including urban planting. Bird Cherry is fast growing and quite upright when young, becoming rounded as it ages with an ultimate height around 10m tall. In late spring it produces hanging racemes of white flowers which are followed by small black edible fruits although these are quite bitter if eaten. The large green leaves turn to yellow and bronze in autumn before falling.

This is a great tree for larger gardens, parks and woodlands with great seasonal interest.

Grows in all well drained, moist soils in full sun or partial shade, avoid waterlogged areas.

These plants are bare root, available to plant when dormant in winter, we supply from November – April.

Please select the size and quantity of your Prunus tree below.

If the tree size you require is not listed please call for current availability and delivery options as we are always updating the stock we have for sale at our tree nursery in Essex.

  • Available in Packs
  • £18.00

Availability: Out Of Stock

Qty Bare Root Pack Size Price
40/60cms (25 plants) £18.00
40/60cms (50 plants) £36.00
40/60cms (100 plants) £66.00
40/60cms (250 plants) £135.00
40/60cms (500 plants) £270.00
40/60cms (750 plants) £375.00
40/60cms (1000 plants) £480.00

 Prunus padus - Bird Cherry tree  

Plant Information

  • Size:  40-60cms
  • Botanical name/s: Prunus padus
  • Common name/s: Bird Cherry
  • Flower / Foliage: Long pendulous racemes (spikes) of white flowers in late spring. Large green leaves with good yellow and bronze autumn shades.
  • Plant type: Deciduous
  • Flowering period: Spring
  • Mature height: 10m
  • Mature spread: Up to 5m
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Recommended usage:  Ideal in any size garden, park or woodland to add great early spring colour and a striking dark leaf.
  • Nursery grown: Yes

After Care / Plant Maintenance

  • Prunus bare root plants must be heeled-in firmly around the base when planted. Bare root plants will benefit from watering in the early stages of establishment.
  • Check tree tie / stake isn't rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.
  • Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branch.
  • Remove any weeds from around the base of the Bird Cherry tree (including grass).
  • Position/Aspect: North, south, east or west facing
  • Soil: All moist well drained soils.
  • Hardiness: Prunus padus is hardy in the UK
  • Plant maintenance: Low maintenance

How do I order from King & Co?

Order online

Your order may be placed via our Online Shop, which is fast simple and secure.

After your Online Shop order has been placed we will send an order confirmation email to the email address provided. This will provide you with details of your order, including the order number, which you should check and retain for your records. If there is an error in your order requirement, please contact us as soon as possible quoting your order number, so that we can rectify prior to dispatch.

Phone us

We will take your credit or debit card payment over the phone. Simply call us on 01376 340469 and one of our experienced team are always available to discuss your order 7 days a week.

From our Nursery

Collect your trees or shrubs from our Nursery in Rayne.


We accept all major credit cards including: Maestro, MasterCard, Visa Credit, Visa Electron and Visa Debit.

How can I expect delivery from King & Co?

Overnight to your door

We can delivery to you anywhere in England and Wales via an overnight courier service (two days for Scotland & Ireland).

Via Online Shop

Orders placed via our Online shop if placed by 12 noon Monday –Thursday can be delivered to you the very next day. If placed on a Friday - Sunday delivery would be on Tuesday.

We deliver by national overnight courier service.

Should you require a specific delivery date, let us know in advance and we will arrange for your delivery to arrive on your required date.

Every tree and plant is packed to ensure your order arrives safely.

For large trees or quantities of trees and plants

Please phone us to discuss, we are usually able to deliver to you via a dedicated vehicle.

For local deliveries

We will deliver to you in our local area and we will be pleased to arrange this with you whilst you are visiting our Nursery or via the phone. We also provide a planting service.

Planting service

We have our own installation teams to carry out planting in Southern & Eastern England. Please call us to discuss, we are always happy to provide you a quotation.