Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)
Also known as: Rum Cherry
Native: North America
Location: Grown in central Europe for timber and other parts for ornament in larger gardens.
In North America its fruit is used to flavour brandy and rum and its wood used for cabinet makers. Fruits have been used in cough mixtures
Leaves are dark green and glossy on upper surface, paler beneath with hairs on the main vein. They have pairs of tiny glands on the stem at the base of the leaf-blade.
Flowers open in late may or early June about 0.8cm across in spikes 10-15cm long.
Fruits are 0.8cm and ripen in September.