Cherry Seeds - Mahaleb
(Prunus mahaleb) Zones 5-7. Deciduous.
Mahaleb is an ideal cherry when used as a root stock for other grafted varieties. It is best suited for sandy soils.
Fruit is reminiscent of Chokecherry and although it is not highly desired to eat, Mahaleb will attract many birds and is beautiful when flowering.
This Cherry originates from the Eastern Mediterranean its name comes from halib, Arabic for milk. Mahaleb Cherry flowers are white!
Cold Hardiness: Zones 5 - 7
Size: Medium Tree
Growth Rate: Medium
Nitrogen Fixer: No
Native Plant: No
Germination: 50 - 70%
Sun requirements: Full Sun - Partial Shade
Soil Requirements: Loamy, moist, well draining. Drought resistant.