Schmitt Cherry (Prunus × schmittii). This distinctive, stiffly upright, pink-flowered hybrid cherry (P. avium × P. canescens) is noted for its peeling stems and densely hairy leaves. The young stems of Schmitt cherry display lustrous bark that alternates with prominent, closely set, horizontal lenticels. Later, the bark peels or shreds off in ragged, narrow strips. Older stems are ringed by widening tiers of lenticels, which eventually obscure the glossy bark. The tiny shell-pink flowers are lovely when viewed up close, the inrolled petals giving the flowers a star-like form.