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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 3 months ago

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 2 months ago


Folia Helper

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 2 months ago

Try looking up service berry, too.

Posted about 1 month ago

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

Posted about 1 month ago

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