Scientific Name: Prunus avium Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Common Name:sweet cherry, bird cherry Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:RosaceaeHabit: Irregular, Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):15 - 22m x 10 - 15m
Origin: Africa, Europe, South Asia / India Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Lustrous, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers clustered, (Floriferous), White, Mar- Apr
Fruit: Drupe, Dark-red, Jun- Jul
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Urban agriculture, Attract beneficial insects
Key ID Features:Exfoliating bark; leaves elliptic, serrated margin; flowers solitary, petals white and about 1 cm long; drupes oval shaped, cherries 1 cm long. Winter ID: buds clusters; leaf scars half-round to elliptical.