sour cherry Rosaceae Prunus cerasus
Leaf:Alternate, 2 to 5 inches long, oval to obovate, serrate margins, obvious darkened glands on petiole, generally with less than 8 pairs of veins.
Flower:White, 5 petals, 3 to 5 per cluster, appearing in mid-spring.
Fruit:Sweet, dark red to black, 1/2 to 1 inch across, may be clustered on spur shoots; matures early to mid summer.
Twig:Medium textured, gray-brown, buds reddish brown, spur shoots present (spurs with multiple terminal buds), with a mild bitter almond taste.
Bark:Red to gray-brown, tight but somewhat rough, with prominant horizontal lenticels, often peels.
Form:A small tree, generally to 30 feet, with a broadly rounded crown.