Prunus padus

Prunus padus
Prunus padus

Plant type

ShrubsSmall tree

Common name
Pado, Ciliegio pado




  • Shrubs
  • Small tree

    Sun Exposition

  • Half-shadow
  • Sun


  • D.Lgs 386/2003

    Leaf Persistance

  • Deciduous

    Flower Colour

  • White

    Flowering Period

  • 04-April
  • 05-May

    Continent of Origin

  • Asia
  • Europa

Origin: Europe, Northern Asia

Botanical characteristics: It is a small deciduous shrub or tree with conical crown when young and then expanded crown. Smooth, dark bark. The elliptic dark green leaves are finely toothed and 10 cm long. In autumn its colouring ranges from yellow to red. In late May, it bears simple white flowers with 5 fragrant petals, grouped in inflorescences in pendulous clusters. Then, the globose, black-polish fruits are used to flavour wines and spirits.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: In Italy it is found along the Alps, especially on the eastern Alps, valleys and riparian forests on moist, acidic soils, preferably from 0 to 1800 meters.

Use: It is mainly used for environmental clean-up and naturalization of brownfield areas, hilly zones and very dry soils. It is used for ornamental purposes, too.