Prunus serrula Franch.
Prunus serrula Franch. var. tibetica (Batal.) Koehne
Prunus serrula (38496 octets)
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

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Cultivated: France and Germany

Author: Frédéric Tournay

Ethnobotanical aspects of Prunus serrula by Plants for a future database