Bing Cherry

Prunus avium ‘Bing’

Bing Cherry is a small fruit tree with beautiful spring flowers. Bloom is in early spring, followed by bright green leaves persist with deep garnet, almost-black looking cherries throughout the summer. At maturity, this tree will reach 16-20 feet but can be held to any height with pruning. The cherries are larger than other cherry varieties and are great for baking and preserves. Its cherries will be ready to harvest in mid to late June. At maturity this tree can produce 100 pounds of cherries per year. The Bing has a beautiful round shape for a featured spot in the landscape. It is extremely winter hardy and very adaptable tree which can be planted across the most of the United States. Fruiting time can take a couple of years depending on soil and weather. The Bing Cherry is one of the best and most famous cherry tree varieties. This is ArborAdvisor's SWEET cherry tree recommendation. The Montmorency Cherry tree is our SOUR recommendation. The big difference between the two i(besides the taste) is that the Montmorency is self-pollinating so you can plant just one to get fruit, the Bing, however, requires a pollinator tree nearby to help it produce fruit. In order for the tree to cross pollenate, you'll need another type of cherry tree within 100 yards (the closer the better). Although almost any other sweet cherry will cross-pollinate with a Bing, we recommend the Black Tartarian cherry tree which is our other recommended cherry tree - because it is a great pollinator. You may consider looking at existing trees nearby on your property (or your neighbors) to see if a pollinator tree already exists. Sometimes crabapple trees can do the trick as well. Talk with one of ArborAdvisors local partners below for more details. NOTE: Fruit trees vary widely in size, depending if you have a Standard or Dwarf variety. The sizing for the Bing Cherry is roughly: Standard Bing Cherry tree: 35ft tall X 25ft wide at maturity Semi-Dwarf Bing Cherry tree: 12-15ft tall X 12-15ft wide at maturity *These trees can also be pruned way back as needed to fit most planting sites.

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About Tree Names

Hardiness Zones
Zones 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Mature Height
10' to 20'
Mature Width
10' to 20'
Growth Rate
Light Needs
Full Sun
Fall Color
Flowering Season