C04: Bird Cherry: Prunus padus
This is a British Native which occurs throughout Northern Europe and the mountains of Spain and Portugal to the Caucasus and the Himalayas. Here it is commonly a component of woodland and scrub, and is found along wet stream banks and the edges of cultivated land on chalky soil. The fruit are small and black, and this cultivar is probably the most common one, ‘waterii’. We have several in the Park.