Amur Goldspur Cherry
Prunus maackii 'Jefspur'
Amur Goldspur Cherry
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Amur Goldspur Cherry foliage
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Height: 12 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2
Other Names: Amur Chokecherry
A distinctive dwarf selection of Amur cherry with dense, peach-like tufts of dark green foliage, narrowly upright habit of growth is very uniform; short racemes of white flowers are followed by tiny black fruit; low maintenance, resistant to black knot
Amur Goldspur Cherry 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.
Amur Goldspur Cherry 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 shrub 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.
Amur Goldspur Cherry is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Amur Goldspur Cherry will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 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.