Evans Bali Cherry

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Evans Bali Cherry

Prunus cerasus ‘Evans’

Description & Overview

Evans cherry, Bali cherry and sometimes referred to as Evans/Bali cherry. All 3 names refer to the same variety. A very hardy tart cherry that is excellent for pies, jams and cobblers. Originated in Canada near Edmonton Alberta. Thrives in very cold climates where many other tart cherry varieties fail. Noted for exceptionally high yields.

Core Characteristics

Mature Height: 15′
Mature Spread: 12′
Growth Rate: Moderate
Growth Form: Tree
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Site Requirements: Well drained site
Flower: White
Bloom Period: Early May
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: N/A
Fruit Notes: Fruit has bright red skin with yellow flesh. Ripens mid-late July in S.E. WI. Ripens in August in Alberta.

Suggested Uses:


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Wildlife Value:

Much loved by birds and raccoons.

Maintenance Tips:

Cherry trees are most commonly pruned to a central leader system. Prune in late winter/early spring while still dormant. Tree will grow to 15′ tall but can be kept lower with proper pruning.

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Like all cherries, birds are the worst pest. Netting the tree or using any scare tactics (Inflated owls, shiny metal strips hung in trees ect) may be necessary to keep the birds at bay.

Leaf Lore:

The original Evans cherry survived well in zone 3 but was very prone to suckering as grown own root. This variety is now budded onto a rootstock to reduce/eliminate suckering.

Companion Plants:

Evans is self-fertile.