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botanical name:
Prunus padus
Prunus padus © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Bird Cherry
synonyms:  Cerasus padus
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree, scented/aromatic
height: 15.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: black
stem/bark: grey-brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Common deciduous tree or large shrub. Dark green, very finely toothed, elliptic leaves. Clusters of almond-scented, small white flowers in late spring, followed by round, glossy black, bitter fruits about 8mm across. Smooth, dark greyish-brown bark.

other notes:
Widely distributed throughout Europe and Northern Asia. A British native tree.

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