Wild Cherry

Wild cherry, known as Prunus avium, is a deciduous tree native to Europe, Western Asia, and parts of North Africa. The wood from wild cherry is highly prized for its rich colour and fine grain, making it a preferred choice for furniture, cabinetry, and musical instruments.

The Appearance

A medium-sized deciduous tree with a broad, rounded crown and glossy, dark green leaves that turn yellow and red in autumn. It produces clusters of white flowers followed by small, red to black cherries.


The Produce

The cherries are known for their sweet and succulent taste, making them a popular choice for fresh consumption, desserts, and various culinary purposes.


The Flowers

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


The Leaves

The tree is not particularly renowned for its foliage; instead, it garners greater recognition for its bountiful and delicious fruit.


The Bark

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


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in woodlands, gardens, and parks.


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

Wild Cherry is known for its beautiful spring blossoms and its edible cherries, which are enjoyed by both humans and wildlife.

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