Distribution: Introduced species used as budding stock for cherries, sometimes escaping.
Habitat: Disturbed soil.
Flowers: May - June
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Spreading tree to 10 m. tall, the twigs pubescent, the bark grayish-red.
Leaves alternate, deciduous, the petioles puberulent, 8-15 mm. long, the blades oval to broadly elliptic-ovate, 2-5 cm. long, abruptly acute, with fine, rounded, gland-tipped teeth, glabrous and pale green.
Flowers 4-12 in short, leafy-bracteate racemes, the pedicels up to 2 cm. long; calyx greenish-white, the 5 lobes entire, oblong-lanceolate, 3 mm. long, equal to the tube; petals 5, white, oblanceolate, 7-9 mm. long; stamens about 20; pistil 1, simple.
Drupe ovate, 6-8 mm. long, nearly black.