St Lucie cherry - Prunus mahaleb
Pin cherry - Prunus pensylvanica
St Lucie cherry tree © Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft. Bugwood.org
St Lucie cherry: leaves with an abruptly pointed tip, downy on the underside. Ripe fruit 8–10mm long, ovoid and glossy black.
Pin cherry: leaves with a long, tapering tip, hairless. Ripe fruit 6mm long, globe-like and red.
Small, spreading trees.
Broadly oval to rounded. Margins have small, rounded teeth with short tips.
1–6 in stalked, branched clusters. Flowers 10–20mm across, white, fragrant.
Ripe fruit bitter.
Weeping varieties are sometimes planted.
St Lucie cherry flowers.© Jean Tosti, Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License
St Lucie cherry tree.© Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org
St Lucie cherry fruit.© Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org
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