Sargent cherry Rosaceae Prunus sargentii
Leaf:Alternate, simple, elliptic to obovate, 3 to 5 inches long, 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide, finely serrated margin, green above and slightly paler below; glands are present on the petiole.
Flower:Species is monoecious; pink, 1 1/2 inch across, occurring in a clusters of 2 to 6; emerging before the leaves.
Fruit:Purple-black drupe, to 1/3 inch in diameter, ripening in mid summer.
Twig:Slender, glabrous, red to gray-brown; buds are small (1/8 inch), reddish brown, pointed.
Bark:The most interesting feature of this tree; glossy, red-brown to copper-brown, long horizontal lenticels.
Form:A small tree to 40 feet tall, generally oval or cultured to have multiple stems and a broad crown.