The Wild Cherry (Prunus avium) is a flowering deciduous tree in the Rosaceae family of roses. It is also known as the Bird Cherry.
It is native to Europe, North Africa, the Caucasus, and western Asia.
The Wild Cherry Tree grows to 15-32 metres (49-105 feet) tall. The trunk measures 1.5 metres (5 feet) in diameter.
It has a smooth purplish-brown bark, leaves that are 7-14 centimetres (3-6 inches) long, and bright red drupe fruits with a seed in the centre. The fruit appears in mid-summer.
The flowers are 2-5 centimetres (1-2 inches) long with five pure white petals. The flowers are hermaphroditic and are pollinated by bees.
The Wild Cherry blooms in spring.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, April 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls