Prunus padus - Bird Cherry
Prunus padus - Bird Cherry is native to the UK and we tend to associate it with the northern part of the UK.
Tough and resilient with lots of value for wildlife and it provides an excellent show in the Spring in the Autumn.
Deciduous. Green leaves more oval like in shape than Wild Cherry turning yellow and orange in Autumn.
Almond scented stalks of blossom in the Spring which provide a good early nectar and pollen source for bees. Once pollinated, the flowers develop into reddish brown cherries with a bitter taste which are stripped from the trees by birds.