|Grid reference||ST 18075 78464|
|Common name||Plum cherry|
|Common name||Myrobalan plum|
|Alternative name||Prunus domestica var. myrobalan|
|Height||6.5M February 2021|
This tree is at a path junction 215 metres south of the chapels. It is one of two Prunus cerasifera approximately eight metres apart.
In late February 2021 the diameter of typical flowers was 2cm. In mid to late June 2021 the fruits remained green. They were typically 18mm in diameter and 23mm long, and showed the beginning of a seam towards the top.
General tree description
Prunus cerasifera is thought to originate as a garden selection from Prunus divaricata, a wild species from the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia. P. cerasifera has long been naturalised in Britain. It is a small, round-headed tree, up to about 15M tall, with dark grey bark that becomes fissured with age. The leaves are a fresh green, ovate, roughly 3.5 to 6.5cm long and with serrated edges. Abundant white flowers, up to 2.5cm across, appear in early spring with the emerging leaves. The fruits are round 4cm red/gold plums that ripen in late summer.