The red-brown wood of the Wild Cherry is used in cabinet making and for musical instruments and pipes.
Although its own fruits tend to be bitter it is one of the parents of most European cultivated Cherries.
One of the most attractive of our native woodland trees this becomes a medium to large tree with a broadly rounded form.
Its white flowers in spring are followed by foliage which often shows good autumn colouring of red and gold.
A good tree for parks and woodlands that thrives on most free draining soils.
Mature height: 7-12m
Mature spread: 5-8m