|Prunus tenella is a low shrub, 2 to 5 feet in height that produces a lot of suckering branches. Leaves are alternate, simple, obovate or oblong.
It is grown for its showy flowers, white to rosy-red, 1/2 inch diameter, growing in singles or clusters of three, emerging from the bud of the previous year's growth.
Native to southeastern Europe, western Asia to eastern Siberia. They do not always thrive in American gardens. Introduced 1683.