Gean

Gean

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Scientific Name:
Prunus avium
Location:
Dawyck, D17 Map
Status:
Available for adoption

The gean is a familiar presence in natural deciduous woodland.

The gean is a familiar presence in natural deciduous woodland, where its leggy form and above all its loose clusters of creamy-white summer flowers make it very recognisable. It is often encountered in hedgerows and has been widely planted in many urban areas.

Its beautiful timber is highly prized by furniture makers and it is often used as a veneer. It is also much sought after by the makers of musical instruments.

(Image by Gavin Harris)

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