name botanical:Prunus mahaleb
other name:St Lucie Cherry
family:Rose family (Rosaceae)
height:up to 10 m (33 ft)
The leaves are rounded to heart-shaped, dark-green with a serrated edge. The leaf arrangement is alternate.
flowering:April - May
The white flowers stand in umbels and are fragrant.
gender distribution:monoecious / hermaphrodite
The small fruits are first red and later black. They are edible, but taste bitter.
bark:The bark is greenish at young trees, at elderly gray-brown.
root:Deep roots with stolons
ph value:neutral to strongly alkaline
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