The English Cherry Tree (Prunus avium), also commonly called wild cherry, sweet cherry, bird cherry, or gean, is a species of cherry native to Europe and the Middle East. These wild cherries have been an item of human food in Europe for several thousands of years. The stones have been found in deposits at Bronze Age settlements throughout the continent, including the British Isles.
The cherry was also well known in Druid times and represented creativity, healing, as well as love and renewal. In modern days, the tree is often cultivated as a flowering tree. Because of the size of the tree, it is often used in parklands, and less often as a street or garden tree. The wood is hard, reddish-brown in color is valued as a hardwood for wood turning, and in the making of cabinets and musical instruments. Cherry wood is also used for smoking foods, particularly meats.
These English Cherry blanks are approx 7/8" x 5 1/4" in length and come from trimmings from the gardens of the Queen's Estate.
Imported from England.