Prunus padus 'Watereri' at Heath Park

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Prunus padus 'Watereri'
early April 2015

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Prunus padus 'Watereri'
late April 2015

Grid reference ST 17707 79852
Common name Waterer's bird cherry
Common name Bird cherry
Alternative name Prunus padus 'Grandiflora'
Origin Europe
Deciduous Yes
Height 15M March 2015
Girth 126cm April 2015
Reference 177

This tree is east of the pond, towards the model railway area and close to the tennis courts. It is near the Pinus contorta.

Prunus padus 'Watereri' bark

Prunus padus 'Watereri' bark
April 2015

Prunus padus 'Watereri' flower

Prunus padus 'Watereri' flower
late April 2015

General tree description

Prunus padus Watereri is a variant of the native European bird cherry and is a medium sized tree that can grow to 25 metres tall, though more commonly to around 15 metres. It has an open and untidy shape. In spring it has fragrant, white flowers in drooping clusters 20cm long, followed by small, black berries which are quickly taken by birds. The leaves are ovate, 15cm long and light green, turning yellow in autumn.