31 Birchbark Cherry

Birchbark Cherry, Prunus Serrula 'Tibetica'

This tree was originally planted as a Kwanzan Cherry. Kwanzan Cherry is top grafted on to the Birchbark cherry under stock. Adventitious buds emerged from the understock below the Kwanzan cherry top-graft and assumed dominance. As a result tree reverted back to the Birchbark Cherry. This cherry is most noted for its outstanding bark that often peels like a birch tree. It is native to western China, round in shape and can reach a height and spread up to 40 feet. Small white flowers in the spring followed by small red cherries.