Design: Placemakers (Suzanna Dzamic, Trevor Graham, Björn Carnemalm och Gunilla Kronvall)
The trees come from Stångby nursery: a manna ash + eight wild cherry trees.
Fraxinus ornus/ manna ash
Zones I–III. Height 9–12 m, spread 7–9 m. A slow-growing tree with a rounded crown. Produces white, pleasantly scented clusters of flowers in May. The manna ash is fairly undemanding and does not require as much nutrition as our domestic ash, but it prefers lime-rich, well-drained and moist soil and requires warmth. An interesting tree for urban environments and very attractive as a solitaire.
Prunus avium Swedish cultivar designation ‘Svea E’ / wild cherry
Prunus aviumhas a shallow root system and prefers nutrient-rich soils with evenly distributed moisture. Poorly drained soils are out of the question for cultivating cherry trees. For a good harvest, sunny locations should be selected, although half-shade is tolerated. Most older varieties need other varieties nearby for pollination. If you live in a fairly densely populated area, this is seldom a problem. The new self-fertilising varieties can also pollinate all other varieties, as long as they blossom at the same time.
The cultivar ‘Svea’ is a fast-growing medium- to large-size tree. The young tree has vertical and narrow growth but later spreads more broadly. Produces white flowers in May when the leaves appear. In July it produces fruit varying in colour from pale yellow to dark red. Has a pale orange-red autumn colour with a beautiful shiny reddish-brown trunk. Has high cultivation value, is hardy (Zones I-IV(V)) and virus free.