bell-flowered cherry, Taiwan cherry
Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Deciduous small tree up to 8 m high. Leaves cherry-like, usually 60-130 by 20-60 mm, thin and on 12-20 mm petioles. Leaves rounded at base, broadly elliptic with sharp point at tip, small teeth along entire leaf margin. Deep red bell-shaped flowers in clusters of 2-3. Fruit up to 12 x 10 mm, glossy scarlet, glabrous.
The bell shaped flowers distinguish this spp. from all other naturalised Prunus in NZ
July, August, September
Reason for introduction