Capulin CherryPrunus serotina
Specifications of Capulin Cherry
Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones
Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m
Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination
Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes, Yes
Amount of leaves in Winter? Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA
Water Requirements Moderate Watering
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 4-5 Years
Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)
Preferred Soil Type Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic), Good Drainage
Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)
Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March
Customer Tips & Reviews Capulin Cherry
Prune to keep low if need be have some that are 7+mtrsmake wine jam and preserve eaten fresh off the tree is best can get woody keep clean all mine are from seed great mulch smells great
Maccrae, Vic. Aus, VIC
Got a 3 yr old one just producing fruit now. They font taste very nice but most of my now-tasty fruit trees tasted a bit weird in their first year. Grows fast.
Only planted a few months ago Aug09 - so nothing to report. Is in the Biolytix zone and also gets Amandas standard treatment of Manure, clay, straw, blood and bone and 10% potash (this actually makes up the mulch for all of my fruiting trees)July 2010 ...
Ive seen them grow incredibly fast even in limestone soils at 40 degrees C in Esperance WA, or in clayish/gravel soils in Nannup. However ive lost 2 so far here in teh east, i believe due to poor drainage. im trying again with some seedlings.
San Cristobal, Azuay, EC
Recently purchased a home and proprty just outside Cuenca, Ecuador. Has a couple of old Capulin trees. After a little research, I'm very glad to know they are so easy to propagate. We go back south soon; I'm anxious to get a few more capulin trees started
Possibly the most propogated thing in the world, grows in brisbane hilltop shade, just take a branch cutting, doesn't have to be a tip , put into potting mix, perhaps 80 % success and survival rate. Grows 3m per year, Especially if watered or stormed on.