Prunus padus




Also known as Bird Cherry, Prunus Padus is an attractive flowering tree with almond scented flowers that appear in May, held on long slender racemes.  These turn into small black bitter fruits and the foliage turns a lovely orange yellow colour in autumn.

Bird Cherry is an extremely tough tree which will grow in the harshest environments.  Unlike most of the flowering cherries it will cope with wet ground well and tolerates exposure and winds, it is found growing almost up to the Arctic Circle!  However it will grow best in moist loamy fertile soils.

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