The leaves of Fire cherry is green, glossy and lanceolate. The leaves are 4 - 11 cm (1.6 - 4.3 in) long and 1 - 4.5 cm (0.4 - 1.8 in) broad. The leaf margin is finely serrated.
The flower is white, standing on long pedicels. The anthers are yellow. The flowers are umbel-like together.
The red stone fruits taste sour but edible.
The twigs are red-brown with bright lenticels. The young branches are perpendicular often high. The buds are red, egg-shaped and protruding.
single tree, planting in groups