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Prunus padus


Prunus Mahaleb, the St. Lucie Cherry, is a large headed European tree, which flowers freely in May; the variety pendula is of pendulous habit, and forms a perfect lawn specimen.

Prunus Padus, the Bird Cherry, is a European and Asiatic tree of considerable size, bearing racemes of white blossoms in May. It is a very variable tree, and many named varieties are in cultivation, of which flore pleno, with double flowers and very long racemes, and Waterer's variety, with racemes 9 inches or so long, are the best.