Bird Cherry

Bird cherry, or Prunus padus, is a deciduous tree native to Europe and Asia. It’s prized for its fragrant white springtime blossoms and small, bitter black fruit.

The Appearance

A small to medium-sized deciduous tree with a narrow, upright crown and glossy, dark green leaves. It produces clusters of white flowers followed by small, black cherries.


The Produce

The tree typically blooms in late spring to early summer.


The Flowers

Produces clusters of white flowers in spring, followed by small, black cherries in summer.


The Leaves

They turn yellow in the autumn before dropping.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and reddish-brown, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly found in woodlands and gardens.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The fruits are eaten by birds and mammals.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental flowers and edible fruits. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

Bird Cherry is known for its attractive spring blossoms and its small, edible cherries, which are enjoyed by wildlife.

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