|Prunus serrula Franch.|
|Prunus serrula Franch. var. tibetica (Batal.) Koehne|
Deciduous small tree with many stems. Beautiful red-brown smooth, shiny, flaky bark. Leaves lanceolate, 4-11 cm long, 1-3 cm wide, serrate or doubly serrate, glabrous, dark dull green above, paler and pubescent on nerves beneath. Apex pointed, base rounded. 1-3 white flowers, appearing with the leaves in April, long and slender stalked, 2 cm across with a conspicuous cluster of stamens longer than petals. Hardy.
Home: Western China
Other views: Bark
Cultivated: France and Germany
Author: Frédéric Tournay
Ethnobotanical aspects of Prunus serrula by Plants for a future database