Sweet cherry is often cultivated as a flowering tree. Its size makes it more suited for a park tree than a street or garden tree. The bark is smooth purplish-brown on young trees and thick dark black-brown on old trees. In the fall, the leaves turn orange, pink or red before falling. The hard, reddish-brown wood is used for woodturning, cabinets and musical instruments.
Cherry trees produce beautiful flowers in spring. The leaves are alternate, simple and ovoid, 3 to 6 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide.
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