|Prunus maacki is a densely branching, rounded tree, growing 35 to 45 feet tall. The leaves are alternate, simple and either oblong-ovate or elliptical. Flowers are white, in 2 to 3 inch long racemes, and quite profusely blooming in late spring, although this tree is not usually grown for its flowers. A multitude of tiny, red-black fruits ripen on the tree in late summer. The tree bark is beautiful and ranges in color from cinnamon-brown to yellow-brown. Sometimes the bark is shed in shaggy masses, sometimes it is relatively smooth. It requires well drained soil and does best in cool climates. Can be propagated by softwood cuttings in early summer. Introduced into cultivation in 1878.