Prunus cerasifera (Cherry Plum)
Also known as: Myrobalan Plum
Location: Cultivated in Europe for its fruits, found in Britain in hedgerows and by roads.
Leaves are deep glossy green above, paler beneath with a pinkish grooved stem.
Flowers are 2cm and open in early March before Sloe (Prunus spinosa) with which it is often confused.
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Fruits are about 2.5cm across, ripening yellow to red in late summer.