The Manchurian cherry is putting on a show of flower on the Fairway.
One of over 200 species Prunus maackii is a conically shaped Asian cherry closely allied to the native bird cherry (Prunus padus). Bearing dense racemes of white, bowl-shaped flowers the petals reflex with age to reveal the stamens. The flowers are followed by black, cherry-like fruits which are attractive to birds, and which are also used to produce jams and jellies. Young trees bear smooth, peeling, brown-yellow bark, making this an attractive species for cultivation. P. maackii commemorates Richard Karlovich Maack, a nineteenth century Russian naturalist, who discovered this species in eastern Russia.