Height: 8 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2a
A wonderful new introduction with fruit that is excellent for juicing and has good fresh eating and processing qualities; a vigorous and hardy tree that is lovely as a garden accent or focal point as well. Self-pollinating.
Romeo Cherry features showy clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval leaves turn yellow in fall. The indigo fruits are held in abundance in spectacular clusters in mid summer, which are excellent for cooking and baking and making jams and jellies. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.
Romeo Cherry is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. 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 high maintenance tree that will require regular care 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.
Romeo Cherry is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
- Orchard/Edible Landscaping
Romeo Cherry will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 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 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 highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.