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There are about 200 different species of prunus, ranging from large evergreen trees to small deciduous shrubs. P. serrula is one of the best trees for a small garden. It forms a rounded shape with dark green leaves that turn yellow or red in autumn. Its main feature is its bark, which is a wonderful, glossy coppery-red. Its spring flowers are small and white and it bears tiny fruits in autumn.
Plant type: Deciduous tree
Flower colour: White
Foliage colour: Dark green
Feature: Colourful bark, Flowers
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist
Skill level: Beginner
Are the fruits edible or ornamental?
Fruits definitely ornamental... in fact they are so small that I am not sure if I have ever noticed them. You grow this tree for the bark... the Sheraton tree, says it all.
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