Fast-growing, medium-sized, semi-transparent tree with ascending branches. It forms an ovoid crown with a final height of 8 - 12 m. A remarkable feature is the golden-yellow flaky bark and old branches. The leaves are approx. 10 cm long, oval to narrow oval, with a pointed top and a finely serrated edge. The small fragrant white flowers appear in standing bunches in late April and early May. The tree does not produce many flowers. The flowers are followed by small black fruits. Prunus maackii does well as a park tree and does not prosper in wet soil. This tree is not often cultivated. Winter hardiness zone: 3
The trunk and old branches of Prunus maackii turn a warm golden-brown colour. This makes the tree a worthwhile solitary even in the winter.