Higan cherry Rosaceae Prunus subhirtella
Leaf:Alternate, simple, sharply serrated, narrow elliptical, 2 to 4 inches long, lustrous dark green above, paler and hairy below, glands on the petiole or on the lower portion of leaf.
Flower:Single, light pink, 1/2 to 3/4 inch across, in small clusters, appearing in early spring before the leaves.
Fruit:Drupe, oval-rounded, 3/8 inch across, ripening to black in early summer.
Twig:Slender, glossy, gray-brown, conspicuous lenticels.
Bark:Gray-brown, becomes slightly furrowed with scaly ridge tops.
Form:A small tree reaching 20 to 40 feet in height with slender weeping branches.