Prunus avium (L.) L.

Wild cherry

source: MPF (2006), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: MPF (2006), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Prunus avium (L.) L.
The Plant list Prunus avium (L.) L.
English name Wild cherry

Crop relationship
Sweet cherry primary genepool
Sour cherry tertiary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe W-, SE- and Central-Europe
Asia -
Africa NW-Africa
North-America naturalized
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, August 2016
Distribution data GBIF, August 2016

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information