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April 6, 2011

Cherry plum blooming-Purple leaf plum trees

Young Cherry plum trees are blooming in the park.

Cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera) is a popular ornamental tree used for garden and landscaping.
Also known as Purple leaf plum , it is one of the first European trees to flower in spring having pink or white blooms and interesting, coppery-purple foliage. The small flowers have a delightful scent.
Cherry plum blossom-macro photo
Cherry plum trees bear small cherry-like, edible fruits, hence their name.
Flowering Cherry plum tree twig
Cherry plum flower-close-up-Prunus cerasifera

7 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm not familiar with this variety but the blooms are gorgeous. Great macro shots Maia.

Míriam Luiza said...

Que lindas flores Maia! Parabéns pelas fotos!

Anki said...

They are very beautiful

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I've not seen these and they are so sweet and special, they're gorgeous. Glad to see you back, Maia

Ann said...

I have flowering cherries, but it doesn't fruit

Jama said...

They are so pretty! but they don't survive our heat here.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Delicate and beautiful blossoms Maia.

Happy Spring!

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