Tibetan cherry

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Find out more about the Tibetan cherry tree below. 

Tibetan cherry

Tibetan cherry tree in peel park with red bark

Scientific name: Prunus serrula

Family: Rosaceae

What3Words location: cases.oval.single

Origin: non-native

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.