Common Name: Evans Bali cherry
Species: P. cerasus 'Evans Bali'
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 15 to 20 ft
Width: 10 to 15 ft
The Evans Bali cherry has showy white flowers in spring followed by loads of bright red cherries in mid-summer. Bali Cherry is bathed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid-spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. The drooping cherry fruits can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn’t require a second plant nearby to set fruit. The smooth dark red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Where it grows:
Prefers average to evenly moist conditions and does not tolerate standing water. This plant can grow in a variety of soil types. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will thrive in inner-city environments.
How it’s used:
A compact fruit tree, the ideal size for backyard orchards. This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. The cherry fruit is used for jams, jellies, pies, and sometimes wines. The fruit can be eaten on its own once ripe.
Evans Bali cherry is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard.