Most people will not know what these flowers are. I grew up with my Grandmothers yard full of these cherry shrubs that can grow to 30 and 40 feet wide and tall. The cherries are shapped like tiny punkins and bright and dark red, almost black. When we came to visit I ate my self sick from the hedge that was 100 foot long, hiding the view between her house and the house next door.
I remember eating the cherries but don't remember these gorgeous flowers at all. But then I had no camera and was distracted from by the Mangos, Bananas, Lemons, Kumquats that grew in her yard. And her sisters house had groves of fruits. Paradise.
For the first time our Cherry Tree is blooming. Bob got a cutting from a friend about 5 years ago, we thought it might never have cherries. We are so excited.
Click Here to see what the cherries will look like. My grandmother called them Cherry Shrubs, the world calls them Surinam Cherries. thank you for the info Yamimi. They are used in home gardens, and if not trimmed will become immense. THEY TASTE DEVINE