With these characteristics: None
Cherry, European Bird, or May Day Tree
Rosaceae - Rose
Leaves: Alternate; simple; two or more glands or bumps on petiole; deciduous.
Twigs/buds: Twigs medium texture; reddish brown; with prominent lenticels. Buds scaly, red-brown like twig.
Flowers/fruit: Flowers perfect, fragrant, 1/2", white, in elongated, drooping bunches appearing in early May. Fruit is a 1/4" to 1/3" diameter black drupe maturing in mid to late summer.
Bark: Grayish, greenish or dark brown; rough; has dark lenticels.
Wood: Black knot fungus often a problem; causes dark swellings on branches; little information available.
General: Small to medium sized tree, depending on cultivar, native to Europe, Asia, and Japan. Shade intolerant. Weak wood and/or branch structure. Thorns or spines that can be dangerous; use thornless varieties if possible. Fruit and/or plant part can be nuisances; use fruitless varieties if possible.
Landscape Use: Black knot disease is a problem. Various canopy and inflorescence sizes and foliage colors are available. Zones 3(2?)-7.
Cultivars: 'Albertii', 'Berg', 'Colorata', var. commutata Dipp. 'Plena', 'Spaethii', Summer Glow®, 'Watereri'.
- Rosaceae - Rose
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