Native Trees

Wild Cherry

Prunus avium

Dormant twig
Wild cherry grows to a height of eighty to a hundred feet (25 -30 m), its leaves are large, oval, with toothed edges and downy on the underside.

The fruit is a small cherry, ripening through yellow to a dark purplish-red. It is much favoured by birds.

Wild cherry is common at the edges of woods but is also found growing amongst fully-grown beech trees in a beech wood.

It is easily recognised in the Spring when the whole tree is covered in white cherry blossom.

Flower spray



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