Prunus padus, known as bird cherry, hackberry, hagberry, or Mayday tree, is a flowering plant.
The Mayday tree is a slow-growing medium ornamental tree that reaches around 25-30 feet tall at maturity.
It produces lovely fragrant white flowers in late April to May with fruit that ripens in midsummer.
It has narrow, tapered 2-4-inch medium-dark green leaves that emerge early in spring and turn yellow to bronze-red in early fall.
The Mayday tree is hardy to Zone 4 and grows well in moderately fertile, well-drained soil of most types. It prefers full sun but will do well in partial shade.
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