Bitter Cherry (Prunus emarginata)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Prunus emarginata Accepted
Prunus emarginata var. crenulata Synonym
Prunus emarginata var. emarginata Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Water Preferences: Mesic
Pollinators: Various insects

credit: Walter Siegmund

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Posted by Bonehead (Pacific NW - Zone 8b) on Jul 23, 2016 12:43 PM

Native in the Pacific NW. This grows in my back woods here and there. I never have noticed the fruit, so it must be small and/or the birds eat them all. May attract crows, jays, grosbeaks, thrushes, waxwings, nuthatches, chickadees, titmice, woodpeckers, vireos, wrens, warblers. As a fuel wood, it is extremely difficult to split unless one scores the bark from top to bottom on each chunk.

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