Common Names: Mayday, Bird Cherry, Choke-cherry

Species Name: Prunus padus var. commutata

**Mayday trees are not recommended for planting in Grande Prairie due to their susceptibility to Black Knot Disease**

**Amur cherry is recommended as a replacement, as it is highly ornamental and resistant to Black Knot Disease**

Why Plant It?: 
Bears fragrant white blossoms early in spring
Attracts birds (another name for this tree is 'bird cherry')
Widely adapted to all soil and growing conditions
Mayday trees covered in white blossoms are a common sight along Grande Prairie streets in May
Blossoms of a Mayday Cherry

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