Trees by Genus

Genus 'Prunus'

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Prunus 'Accolade'
Prunus 'Amanogawa'
Prunus americana
Prunus armeniaca
Prunus avium
Prunus avium cv. 'Plena'
Prunus cerasifera
Prunus cerasifera cv. 'Pissardii'
Prunus domestica
Prunus dulcis
Prunus 'Hillieri'
Prunus 'Hokusai'
Prunus ilicifolia
Prunus 'Kanzan'
Prunus laurocerasus
Prunus lusitanica
Prunus maackii
Prunus mahaleb
Prunus 'Mikurama-gaeshi'
Prunus padus
Prunus padus cv. 'Plena'
Prunus padus cv. 'Watereri'
Prunus pensylvanica
Prunus persica
Prunus 'Pink Perfection'
Prunus sargentii
Prunus serotina
Prunus serrula
Prunus serrulata
Prunus 'Shirofugen'
Prunus 'Shirotae'
Prunus spinosa
Prunus subhirtella
Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis'
Prunus 'Tai-Haku'
Prunus 'Ukon'
Prunus virginiana
Prunus x yedoensis

Prunus avium (Wild Cherry)

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Also known as: Gean, Mazzard

Native: Europe, including Britain

Location: Found in hedges and woods, gardens and parks in most of Europe, also cultivated and naturalised in eastern North America.

Its fruit tend to be bitter but it is one of the parents of most European cultivated cherries. Height to 18m or more.

Foliage

Leaves have stems red above and yellowish beneath with two or more glands or lumps near the base of the leaf blade and colour yellow and red in autumn.

Flowers

Prunus avium

Flowers open in mid April, each about 2.5cm across in clusters on previous year's growth.

Fruits

Prunus avium

Fruits are about 2cm across and may be light or blackish red, sweet or bitter.