bitter cherry Rosaceae Prunus emarginata
Leaf:Alternate, simple, deciduous, oblong to oval, from 1 to 3 inches long, serrated margins, small glands on basal serrations or petiole, dark green above and paler below.
Flower:Perfect, small, white, borne in a loose, flat-topped cluster; appearing in late spring to early summer.
Fruit:A bright red, juicy, drupe (cherry) about 1/4 inch in diameter, edible but bitter.
Twig:Round and slender, dark reddish brown and smooth; spur shoots common on older twigs.
Bark:Thin, dark reddish brown or bronze, tending to break and curl cross-wise; has prominent horizontal lenticels.
Form:A small tree or shrub to 50 feet tall and 18 inches in diameter, with an oblong crown.