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Sargent Cherry- Prunus sargentii

An imported, ornamental landscape tree that has escaped into the wild. Birds eat the small red to dark purple fruits. Arbor Day Foundation

For landscaping purposes it has a pretty spring bloom, makes a cool shade. grows only 30 ft high. The reddish shiny bark makes for winter interest.

Commonly recognized by the bark that has horizontal lines.

Bark of mature yellow birch

Bark of mature cherry

leaves of  yellow birch

Cherry leaves

Identification and other facts / Facts

Sargent Cherry tree bark

Bark of young yellow birch


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