He is a 5-7 m tall deciduous shrub or small tree. The young trunk is even, later it gets scaly or chapped. Leaves are ovate or obovate, with a peak at the top. The flowers are white, 5-petaled. The fruit is red or yellow, round and juicy, slightly larger than a cherry, which are not free-stone.
Confusion with other plants
During the flowering period, it can be confused with other plum species (Prunus spp.) such as the sloe (Prunus spinoza) or the garden plum (Prunus domestica).
- Myrobalan plum