Prunus nigra Canada plum Rosaceae PRNI; Bx, vc; horticultural in NYC

  

Prunus nigra. fruit.By Arthur Haines. Copyright © 2015.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org

Prunus nigra. fruit.By Arthur Haines. Copyright © 2015.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org (Accessed 6/2015).

Prunus nigra is a small tree to 10 m. much branched, bark of twigs noted to be gray-brown with pale lenticels (described as having blackish bark). 

Leaves alternate, egg-shaped, 7-12 cm long more than half as wide as long, tip long-pointed, base blunt, margin toothed, each tooth tipped with a dark gland, leaf stalk with two prominent, dark glands. 

Flowers white, in clusters of 3-4, sepal margins glandular, petals 1-1.5 cm long. 

Fruit fleshy, red to yellow, 2-3 cm wide, stone flattened. 

Wetland status:NL

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.

Origin: Native.  

Habitat: Moist woods.