Thursday, July 9, 2009

wild cherry on its way

This is a wild European cherry, Pruns mahaleb. It was collected by my friend Wolfgang Kaeflein in 2008. I just let it grow for a year. The long shoots make sure that the roots grow well. Now I edited the whole thing and will leave it alone for another year. This may not look promising to many. But be assured, this will be a grand flowering tree in a few years. All that's really important is there: good nebari, powerful, well tapered trunk with sexy curve. What most would look for, the crown, is NOT important now. It will be built in the future.


Paul Landis said...

Wow!!! That's going to be a beauty of a tree.

Anonymous said...

Curva sexi?Você é que é muito sexi!

Anonymous said...

first of all, impressive.

Walter, I see many times that you described your 'wild cherry trees' as prunus mahaleb. What do you mean exactly, because prunus mahaleb does exist offcourse but originally these trees, maybe also known as weichselkers (in dutch) or Weichelkirsche?, come from middle-eastern region. Not at all the wild cherry from europe, which is known as prunus avium. The other endemic wild cherry in elgium is prunus padus or bird cherry.

Walter Pall said...

I describe my wild cherries as Prunus mahaleb because that's exactly what they are. Originally this species comes from Middle East, then spread into Southeast Europe, that's true. It spread into Slovenia, Carinthia, Austria, nothern Italy. As garden plant it came to Germany where we now have wild ones. Read wikipedia. I take botanical names for very serious, usually you can trust me.