Cherry - 'Evans Bali' Cherry Tree
'Evans Bali' Cherry is the ideal size for backyard orchards sporting showy white flowers in spring followed by loads of bright red cherries in mid- summer. Although this is a sour cherry, it is considered to be the sweetest of the sour cherries and is delightful for fresh eating as well as in pies and jams! 'Bali' 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 fruits are showy cherry red drupes carried in abundance in mid-summer. This extremely hardy cherry 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. It's shapely oval form complements its average texture to blend well into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. It has no significant negative characteristics.
'Evans Bali' Cherry is extremely cold hardy zone 3-9 standing at a mature height of 15 to 20 ft and width of 10 to 15 ft making this an excellent landscape specimen for even the smallest yards. Like all fruit trees, this tree should only be grown in full sunlight. 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 highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This tree 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. Please note: Various Prunus species are winter hosts of the Damson-hop aphid, Phorodon humuli, which is destructive to hops Humulus lupulus just at the time of their maturity, so it is recommended that plum trees not be grown in the vicinity of hop fields for their protection.