sweet cherry Rosaceae Prunus avium
Leaf:Alternate, simple, 2 to 5 inches long, oval to obovate, serrated margin (slightly rounded teeth), obvious darkened glands on petiole, generally with more than 8 pairs of veins.
Flower:Showy, white, 1 inch across, 3 to 5 per cluster, appearing early spring.
Fruit:Sweet, dark red to nearly black drupe, 1/2 to 1 inch across, may be clustered on spur shoots; matures early to mid summer.
Twig:Medium textured, gray-brown, with a mild bitter almond taste; buds large (up to 1/4 inch), reddish brown; spur shoots present with multiple terminal buds.
Bark:Gray-brown, smooth, with prominant, long horizontal lenticels, often peels.
Form:A small to medium sized tree, generally to 50 feet, with a broadly rounded crown.