Felt cherry is a shrub or small tree, usually with several trunks 1.5-2.5 m high, rarely up to 3 m and above. The leaves are dark green, oval, pubescent from below, strongly corrugated, with a pointed tip. The flowers are white, white with pink (rarely pink), up to 2.5 cm in diameter. The fruits are oval drupes, red when ripe, sweet (sometimes sour) in taste, smaller than ordinary cherries (0.8-1.5 cm in diameter). Depending on the region, they ripen from the beginning of June to the end of July; fruits abundantly, usually in the third year and up to 15-20 years annually. The peculiarity of the felt cherry is the pubescence of annual shoots, leaves, pedicels, fruits similar to felt. Genetically, it is very different from the ordinary cherry and does not interbreed with it, but at the same time it crosses with plum, peach, cherry plum and apricot.