When we discovered two small trees behind our workshop, pondering what variety are they. Looking closely we thought it must be wild trees, as there so many growing on our property. We, then, decided to let it grow and see what will develop from these two trees. Several years later, the trees have grown tall and bushy. In the spring they produced magnificent white blossoms where bees enjoy visiting. When the blossoms fade away tiny green fruit start to appear. Gradually the fruit take its shape similar to cherry in size, appearance characteristic of a plum as well as the taste.
I discovered after a thorough research it is a cherry-plum or in Latin Prunus Cerasifera, also known Myrobalan Plum. A deciduous tree belongs to the rose family (Rosaceae) will grow from 15 to 25 feet, also great for screening. Blossom start in February or early March depending where you live and last for three weeks. Cherry-plum tree prefer full sun or partial shade such as ours. The fruit is good for making jam or jelly as well as eating fresh. Fruit mature in late summer. The seeds dispersed by wild life, hence, a few of cherry-plum saplings growing around the property. I dug them out, potted, share with friends.
Enjoy these photos of the cherry-plum trees growing in my property.
Happy gardening ……..
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