Wild Cherry is a small tree of woodland edges and hedgerows, and is also frequently planted. White flowers appear early in spring and ripen to red fruits in summer – cherries! These are loved by birds, but are also used for cherry brandy. The timber of Wild Cherry is highly prized for furniture-making and wood-turning due to its rich red-brown colour.
How to identify?
Wild Cherry is recognisable by its mass of white flowers during the spring and red cherries during the autumn, its oval leaves and its red, papery bark which peels in horizontal bands.