name botanical:Prunus pensylvanica
other name:Bird Cherry
other name:Pin Cherry
other name:Red Cherry
family:Rose family (Rosaceae)
height:up to 15 m (49 ft) (also shrubby) rarely up to 30 m (99 ft)
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.
fall foliage:yellow - orange
The flower is white, standing on long pedicels. The anthers are yellow. The flowers are umbel-like together.
gender distribution:monoecious / hermaphrodite
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.
bark:The bark is red-brown, glossy with vertical lenticels.
location:Sun to half-shade
soil:sandy to loamy, moist soils tolerates, undemanding
ph value:acid - alkaline
single tree, planting in groups
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