Help ID this plant please

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  1. jfberdog

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    This plant was donated to our Hort Society plant sale with no ID. I live in the Niagara region of Southern Ontario.
    The leaves are alternate and toothed. New stem growth is bright red, with upper leaves having red veins. Leaves are about 3cm wide and 6cm long.
    I wonder if it could be a beech tree but have not seen red on those.
    Can anyone help me?
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Any glands at the base of the leaves on the petioles?
     
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    Thank you for your response but I believe I have the answer by now. I have been told it is a choke cherry.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Sorry, I was away on holidays. Glands at the base of the leaves would heavily suggest Prunus (which includes chokecherry).
     
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    Thank you very much in any case. The master gardeners of Toronto helped me. And yes, there are glands.
     

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