ID’d « Prunus avium « Green deciduous leaf shrub ID?

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  1. Georgia Strait

    Georgia Strait Generous Contributor

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    Growing near ocean on BC sw coast

    Does well in dry soil under huge firs and cedars (native evergreens)

    seems to spread under the soil

    does not seem to have flowers or fruits

    there is a large old Kanzan ornamental cherry nearby that appears to have a graft

    the leaves on this energetic mystery shrub are approx 4 inches from stem base to pointed tip

    each “shrub” is approx 6 feet tall and has several stems —

    the deer like to eat the leaves (this is a suburban garden — deer, bear, et al are common)

    it is almost like a patch of fruit tree suckers

    pls see photos attached - thank you
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Prunus avium
     
  3. Georgia Strait

    Georgia Strait Generous Contributor

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    Thank you RonB

    QUESTION — I read a couple of items online after receiving your ID

    I have NEVER seen flowers (or fruit) on these prunus shrubs

    the fruit I understand because maybe this prunus is intentionally sterile?

    but no flowers?

    2. there is a huge old Kanzan Flowering cherry approx 10 feet away from these shrubby prunus — is it possible these are off shoots (suckers?) of the root trunk of the Kanzan? If I was a bet maker, I am thinking yes, based on appearance of trunk , the Kanzan was grafted before landowner purchased tree and planted it.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yes you have, though not on these individuals. Magical two-tone trees
    Prunus avium is a tree, not a shrub. Give them room and time.
    Your understanding of point 2 seems correct. Most old 'Kanzan' were grafted onto this species.
     
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