Scientific Name: Prunus padus var. commutata Form: Round
Common Name:European bird cherry Texture:Medium
Family Name:RosaceaeHabit: Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):10 - 15m x 10 - 15m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Elliptic, Obovate, Serrulate
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), White, Apr
Fruit: Drupe, Black, Jul- Aug
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Wildlife food, Attract beneficial insects
Key ID Features:Leaves elliptic to obovate, margins serrate, up to to 10 cm long; florets white, about 1 cm wide, in pendulous racemes up to 15 cm long; cherries ripening to black by mid-summer, extremely bitter, < 8 mm round.