Prunus cerasus favors gravelly to sandy soils.  It requires moist soil, but growth is slowed and productivity is reduced in flooded or wet, heavy soils. Sour cherries can grow in very acidic soil, while it prefers normal acidic, neutral and basic soils.  They can grow in semi-shade or no shade.

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