Spreading tree to 10 m; lvs broadly ovate to subrotund, abruptly acuminate, 5-10 cm, nearly as wide; fls solitary, sessile or nearly so, white or pale pinkish, 2-3 cm wide, appearing in early spring; fr subglobose, very thinly velvety, 3-5 cm thick; stone compressed, smooth; 2n=16. Native of w. Asia, long in cult. and rarely adventive in our range
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.