Prunus cerasus

Prunus cerasus - sour cherry

The brilliantly flowering sour cherry is a small thornless suckering tree whose branches become drooping in maturity. The leaves don’t droop like those of the wild cherry, also called mazzard or gean, (P. avium). The sour cherry blossoms in spring as the leaves break bud, with clusters of 2-5 flowers, and in autumn the fruit ripen to bright, dark or even brownish red. Depending on the flesh of the fruit they are divided into two classes, the clear amarelles and the dark morellos.