The Bird Cherry a native of Britain as well as the rest of Europe is a relatively late flowerer.
It is a tough tree withstanding the rigours of the urban environment but like other cherries does not thrive on waterlogged ground.
The white flowers of the Bird Cherry are produced in May in hanging racemes.
The black fruits in late summer are edible but rather bitter. Luscious and large green leaves turn yellow to bronze in autumn.
This is a rounded tree of medium height and is good in parks gardens and woodlands.
Mature height: 17-12m
Mature spread: 4-8m