Amur Cherry- Gold Spur

Prunus maackii 'Jefspur'

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 Amur Cherry- Gold Spur (Prunus maackii 'Jefspur') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Amur Cherry- Gold Spur

Amur Cherry- Gold Spur

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

 Amur Cherry- Gold Spur (Prunus maackii 'Jefspur') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Amur Cherry- Gold Spur foliage

Amur Cherry- Gold Spur foliage

(Photo courtesy of Jeffries Nurseries)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a


A distinctive new dwarf selection of Amur cherry with controlled growth and unique dark green foliage, narrowly upright habit of growth , short racemes of white flowers are followed by tiny black fruit; low maintenance, resistant to black knot

Ornamental Features

Amur Cherry- Gold Spur features dainty racemes of fragrant white flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring. It has attractive forest green foliage throughout the season. The narrow palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall. The black fruits are held in clusters in late summer. The smooth indian red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Amur Cherry- Gold Spur is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. 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 is a relatively low maintenance shrub, 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.

Amur Cherry- Gold Spur is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Amur Cherry- Gold Spur will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. 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  Articulation  Massing  Screening 
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features