Botanical name: Prunus prostrata Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Synonyms: Cerasus humilis, Prunus humilis (Moris) Colla
Mountain Cherry is a deciduous shrub 2-3 ft high, of low, spreading habit, and measuring much more in width than it does in height. Flowers are 1.2-2 cm across, produced singly or in pairs with the young leaf-clusters from the previous seasons shoots, very short-stalked. Petals are a lively rose color, sepal-cup tubular. Branches are slender, arching outwards and downwards, the young ones covered with a minute darkish velvety hair. Leaves are narrow-oblong to ovate or obovate, pointed, from 2.5-4 cm long, sharply toothed, and downy or hairless beneath. Fruits are almost stalkless, red, 8 mm long, tapering towards the end. Mountain Cherry is native to the Mediterranean region, cultivated elsewhere.
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