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What is a cherry plum tree?

Cherry Plum Information
Prunus cerasifera is a true plum tree native to Asia and hardy in zones 4-8. They are mostly grown in the landscape as small ornamental trees, though with the correct pollinator nearby, they will produce some fruit.

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Regarding this, can you eat cherry plum?

While Cherry plums may be eaten fresh, they are considered a benchmark cooking plum, most often prepared as a sweet preserve, peppery chutney or even a sort of plum fruit leather.

Secondly, how do I identify a cherry plum tree? From afar, the flowering trees look similar, but up close, cherry tree and plum tree identification is possible. The shape of the flower buds will help you tell the difference. Plum trees have round buds, cherry tree buds are oval. If each bud is separately attached to the tree by a short thin stem, it's a plum tree.

One may also ask, are cherry plums poisonous?

The seeds (also known as stones, pits, or kernels) of stone fruits like apricots, cherries, plums, and peaches do contain a compound called amygdalin, which breaks down into hydrogen cyanide when ingested. And, yes, hydrogen cyanide is definitely a poison. "Still, ingestion should be avoided.

What is cherry plum used for?

The cherry plum is a popular ornamental tree for garden and landscaping use, grown for its very early flowering. Numerous cultivars have been developed, many of them selected for purple foliage, such as P cerasifera var pissardii (Carrière) L.H. Bailey (P. 'Atropurpurea').

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