**132/4-Tree Talk-Cherry.


Cherry courtesy Wikipedia.

This grows to quite a large tree & will do well in poor soils & exposed sites.  It can be recognised by its smooth pale brown bark,  marked by fine horizontal splits.   It  stands  out  in  spring  by  reason  of  its  plentiful  show  of  white blossom.  The leaves are long pointed oval with roughly serrated margins.  They drop down from the twigs.   The fruit soon devoured by the birds, is bitter unpalatable  to our  taste.         The cherries  are  somewhat  smaller than the cultivated variety & are black when ripe.  In Autumn the foliage turns a beautiful crimson.


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