This native to parts of Europe and Asia has been introduced into the eastern United States as an ornamental, fruit-bearing tree. This species grows from 5-12 m in height. The ruby-red oval fruits, which taste similar to cranberries and sour cherries, are used in jam making. However, this tree is not a true cherry, but is related to the Flowering Dogwood.
- Planted as an ornament, may naturalize in open woodlands.
- Growth Habit:
- Deciduous shrub or small tree, multi-stemmed, growing to 5.4-7.5 m tall.
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- Presence in US:
- DC MA MD NY VA