Prunus Among Us

P. sargentii
P. incisa
P. cerasifera
P. serrulata
Prunus x yedoensis
Prunus x subhirtella

The ornamental cherry biz, filled with grafts, hybrids, and trademarked varietals, looks complicated. Luckily, the above samples are tagged and mapped in Green-Wood.

This one, though, is not. There’s been a suggestion that it’s Prunus avium, wild cherry.

Lots of pretty, to be sure, but not a lot of pollinators. They’re like roses, an exotic plant heavily commodified and commercialized. Not native to this part of the world, these cherries don’t do much for the insects of this part of the world.

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