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Help identifying shrub

Does anyone know what this is? It’s a good size shrub—almost 6 ft tall and probably 4-5 ft wide. This is a current photo, so it has summer berries. I assume probably spring flowers, but I don’t know what color as I just moved into this house. Trying to figure out what plants I’ve inherited and I can’t find this one on any of the plant identification sites I’ve used.

Posted about 1 year ago

Hello
I’m not sure if this is of any help but to me the leaves look as if it could be a a crab apple? If there is a scar on the end of the fruit (like the other end of an apple) than this would confirm it is from the apple family.
If the other end of the fruit is smooth or just a tiny spot then it could be from the plum family (gages, plums, slowe ,damson)
This is only a guess, so don’t try eating the fruit!!!
Hope this helps to get you on to identifying it, perhaps if you had a couple more photos of the way the fruit joins the stem and the spent flower scar some one else may know what you have :))

Posted about 1 year ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

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United Kingdom8a

It doesn’t look like a Crabapple, Motherhen, but a shrub from the Prunus family. Crabapples are nearly always red or yellow & red never purplish like the fruits in the photo. Yet most plum-like shrubs make small trees rather than bushes. Even Crabapples make small trees & not bushes. Also, the leaves appear to be shiny but Crabapples have matt green, almost greyish leaves.

As Motherhen suggests perhaps you could upload a couple more photos to help with the identification of this shrub.

Posted about 1 year ago

Try looking up service berry, too.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelanchier

Posted 12 months ago

I did some research and looks like Primitive Plant may be on the right track.

Posted 11 months ago

Dear Geekwif,
If I am not mistaken I will say it is a Cotton Easter Tree. This tree is evergreen drops her berries to be replaced by the distinctive cottony bracts which are plentiful at the end of her flowering period.
She is a wonderful shade tree and lends herself to be thinned and shaped on the crown.
A firm favourite of the Parks and Recreation Gardens in this suburb.

Posted 10 months ago

Here is the cotton Easter centre pic
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Posted 10 months ago

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Posted 10 months ago

I’m not sure where u live but it looks like something that grew in Washington state next to Canada. Thimble berry maybe?

Posted 6 months ago
vaericks

vaericks

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United States4a

The berry color looks like beautyberry.

Posted 5 months ago

Dear Hollysharp60,
I would definitely twin the Thimbleberry with the Cotoneaster that was raised in Exeter mid England in the 1930’s however this species found their way down to the Southern Hemisphere here in Southern Africa where I live in Johannesburg. The rampant berries are a firm favourite with the wild birds around here and are not unattractive as ornamental trees that are popular down our suburban street . Whether these trees were deliberately planted which I do imagine this specimen easily seeds itself wherever her seed has fallen.
Regards

Posted 5 months ago

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