Cherry lookalikes

Discussion in 'Ornamental Cherries' started by wcutler, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    There are a few threads around on cherry lookalikes, but not one listing the possibilities in one place. Here are some names and links to threads in Ornamental Cherries and other forums on this site.

    If you've mistaken something for a cherry, you can help out our scouts and the public by contributing a photo to this thread.

    Plum, cherry plum - Prunus cerasifera, Prunus salicina
    Small white flowers with narrow petal stalk?
    Cherry Look-a-Likes
    Cherries or Plums (comments about articles where plums were confused with cherries, though the links to the articles no longer work).

    Japanese apricot, Ume - Prunus mume (last photo in a posting in the Cherries in Japan thread)

    Peach - Prunus persica
    What Is This flower? (P-40)

    Almond - Prunus glandulosa, Prunus triloba, Prunus dulcis
    Identify this pink flowering branch for me?

    Apple and Crab Apple - Malus species
    Apple - singles, white with pink, green leaves, very late cherry season
    Crab Apples – red buds, white blossoms, green leaves, late cherry season

    Pear - Pyrus species
    Pear – upright shape, small single whites, green roundish leaves, mid-season

    Viburnum - Viburnum x Bodnantense (I get lots of comments about this one)
    Viburnum x Bodnantense - not a cherry, tiny pink clusters, very early

    Maple - Acer rubrum, or a hybrid, such as Acer X freemanii 'Jeffersred' (none posted in error, but I've had private emails and comments from friends)
    Flowers identified

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