Prunus padus (Bird Cherry)
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Native: Europe including Britain and Asia
Location: Often planted in streets and gardens.
Leaves are finely toothed, may have tufts of down in vein axils and glands on stems.
Flowers are fragrant about 1.2cm across and open in late May in spikes 7.5-15cm long.
Fruits are about 0.6cm across, black and bitter to taste, but may be used to flavour brandy and wines. They ripen in July and August.