About This Plant

Prunus cerasifera, or cherry plum/myrobalan plum, is a deciduous tree from the Rosaceae family known for its small, edible plum-like fruits. These trees typically grow to 15-25 feet (4.5-7.5 meters) and boast lovely white or pale pink blossoms in early spring.

The Story

Leaf

The leaves of this deciduous tree are ovate or elliptic in shape, typically measuring 2 to 4 inches in length. They have serrated edges and a smooth texture. The colouring of the leaves can vary, ranging from deep purple or burgundy in some cultivars to green or bronze in others.

Produce

The cherry plum fruits come in various colours, from yellow to red to purple, depending on the variety. They offer a sweet and tart taste, ideal for fresh consumption, jam-making, or even plum wine production.
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