> About Cherry Trees
cherry tree is a flowering deciduous tree that bears fruit.
The fruit of the cherry tree are round, with a depression at
the apex. The skin of the fruit is smooth and ranges from pale
to very deep red, although there are some white and yellow cultivars.
The fruit of the cherry tree is generally either sweet or sour,
but there are a few intermediate types.
tree ranges in size from six to thirty feet, depending on
the cultivar. There are also some shrub cherry trees. A cherry
tree has distinct reddish brown bark. The bark of a cherry
tree has rows or patches of horizontal markings called lenticels.
The foliage of a cherry tree is pale to dark green. The leaves
are two to six inches long, and have a finely toothed edge.
tree is in the same genus as prunes and plums, but the fruit
is much smaller. The geographical range of a cherry tree is
throughout most of Asia and Europe, northern Africa and most
of North America. Originally from Asia, the cherry tree also
includes cultivars that will grow in arctic regions. Most
breeds, however, thrive best in zones four through eight.
tree wood is a beautiful red and fine grained. Strong enough
for tool handles, cabinetmakers once valued the cherry tree
wood. The leaves of a cherry tree are droopy, and the flowers
are arranged in umbels, meaning that each is on the end of
a long stalk. In the autumn months, the leaves of a cherry
tree will turn beautiful colors, ranging from pink, orange
and crimson to brown.