Tibetan Cherry

The Tibetan Cherry, known as Prunus serrula, is renowned for its distinctive bark. The bark of the Tibetan Cherry is a glossy, mahogany-red colour that peels away in thin strips, revealing a polished, coppery sheen beneath.

The Appearance

A small deciduous tree with a spreading crown and attractive, peeling, coppery-brown bark. It has lance-shaped, dark green leaves that turn yellow in autumn.


The Produce

While the cherries are edible, they are typically enjoyed in moderation due to their tartness.


The Flowers

Produces small, white flowers in spring, followed by small, red cherries.


The Leaves

These deciduous leaves showcase an elongated oval shape with finely serrated edges and are arranged alternately along the branches.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and coppery-brown, peeling in thin, papery layers to reveal a shiny, reddish surface.


The Habitat

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


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The flowers attract pollinators.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental bark and is often used in landscaping as a specimen tree.


Fun Facts

The Tibetan Cherry is renowned for its striking, peeling bark, which adds year-round interest to gardens.

The Connection To Burton Constable

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