Description from Flora of China
Prunus glandulosa Thunberg in Murray, Syst. Veg. ed. 14, 463. 1784; Cerasus japonica (Thunberg) Loiseleur-Deslongchamps var. glandulosa Komarov & Alissova.
Shrubs 0.5–1.5(–2) m tall. Branchlets grayish brown to brown, glabrous or pubescent when young. Winter buds ovoid, glabrous or pubescent. Stipules linear, ca. 5 mm. Petiole 1.5–3 mm, glabrous or pilose; leaf blade oblong to elliptic-lanceolate, 2.5–6 × 1–2 cm, abaxially pale green and glabrous or pilose along midvein, adaxially green, base cuneate, margin obtusely finely biserrate, apex acuminate; secondary veins 4 or 5 on either side of midvein. Flowers solitary or 2 in a fascicle, opening at same time as leaves or nearly so. Pedicel 6–8 mm, subglabrous. Hypanthium campanulate, nearly as long as wide, outside glabrous. Sepals triangular-elliptic, as long as hypanthium, recurved, margin frequently glandular-dentate, apex acute. Petals pink or white, obovate. Stamens ca. 30. Style slightly longer than stamens, glabrous or basally pilose. Drupe red to purplish, subglobose, 1–1.3 cm in diam. Fl. Mar–Apr, fr. May–Aug. 2n = 16.
Mountain slopes, sides of ravines, thickets, also cultivated; 800--2300 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan].