Find out more about the Tibetan cherry tree below.
Scientific name: Prunus serrula
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Maximum height: 12 metres
Lives for: up to 50 years
The Tibetan cherry tree was introduced to Britain 1908 from western China, where it was hung in doorways and used to make wooden statues to keep away evil spirits. It is often grown as an ornamental, due to its beautiful mahogany red, peeling bark.