Prunus mahaleb

St Lucy Cherry

This is a small tree grown with numerous stems for a strong, dome shaped crown.  Is has shiny green leaves and is covered in small white flowers in spring.


Flowers:  Numerous, small, white flowers before it comes into leaf.

Fruit:  Pea-sized black cherries, not pleasant tasting.

Bark: Grey covered in sentinels

Leaves: Deciduous, ovoid, almost round shiny green leaves

Autumn colour:  N/A

Ultimate height:  10m

Uses: Beautiful multi-stem shaped crown with white spring flowers


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Prunus mahaleb - New Wood Trees