Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaTrees & Shrubs › Bird Cherry

Prunus padus, Bird Cherry, Hegg. 10m.

Bird Cherry
This small tree or bush is found throughout the forested valleys up to 750m.

They prefer damp or riparian locations. They often grow in the same locations as grey alder.

They are covered in spikes of white flowers in mid May which fertilize themselves and produce small black fruit in August. The fruits, and the stone-like seed, are eaten by birds and dispersed. They do not propagate by suckers.