Another native of the U.S.A is this decorative shrubby member of the prunus family. In time it can get to about 4m in height, preferring a relatively moist soil in a sheltered sunny spot.
The flowers in
early spring are popular with the bees and the leaves vary in colour
from dark red to pale green but all turn a vivid scarlet in the
The fruit is used by native Americans, small, dark red and usually cooked.
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