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    Goldrush Amur Cherry

    Prunus maackii 'Goldrush'

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    Goldrush Amur Cherry (Prunus maackii 'Goldrush') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Goldrush Amur Cherry

    Goldrush Amur Cherry

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    Height:  35 feet

    Spread:  30 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  2b

    Other Names:  Amur Chokecherry


    A spectacular and hardy accent tree with a uniformly upright growth habit; panicles of white flowers in spring, good fall color, and radiant golden-bronze bark, very showy in winter; best in full sun and well-drained soil; resistant to frost cracking

    Ornamental Features

    Goldrush Amur Cherry features showy racemes of fragrant white flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring. It has emerald green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding lemon yellow in the fall. The black fruits are held in clusters in late summer. The peeling indian red bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

    Landscape Attributes

    Goldrush Amur Cherry is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

    This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Goldrush Amur Cherry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Shade

    Planting & Growing

    Goldrush Amur Cherry will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

    This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Accent  Shade 
    Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features

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