Plant Care European Dwarf Cherry

European Dwarf Cherry

Also known as

European ground cherry, Mongolian cherry, ground cherry and steppe cherry


Prunus fruticosa

How to care for European Dwarf Cherry


How often to water your European Dwarf Cherry

Water needs for European Dwarf Cherry
0.5 cups
every 9

European Dwarf Cherry needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for European Dwarf Cherry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European Dwarf Cherry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

European Dwarf Cherry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

European Dwarf Cherry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize European Dwarf Cherry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for European Dwarf Cherry: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your European Dwarf Cherry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for European Dwarf Cherry

European Dwarf Cherry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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