Is this a cherry?

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  1. LizzyFaire

    LizzyFaire Active Member

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if this is a young cherry tree. It's growing on a hillside on Whidbey Islan in Washington. Sorry, no scale picture, but the leaves are about 3 - 4" long, it has two stems, about 2 feet high.

    Thanks for any help, I really appreciate it.

    Lizzy
     

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    pathe Active Member

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    If so, it's definitely not a native Cherry. I'm not sure what it is.
     
  3. LizzyFaire

    LizzyFaire Active Member

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    Thanks. We didn't think it was a cherry but didn't know what else it could be. It's a volunteer dropped by a bird or animal, no doubt. We've protected it and we'll wait another year and see.
     
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    Wildlife don't stray far. Take a look around the neighborhood? All bets off if you reside near woodlands.
     
  5. LizzyFaire

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    Oh yes, we are in a woodlands. My, what a mystery!
     
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    In a way, that is good news, as your volunteer is likely a native plant (not an invasive...).
     
  7. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Buds and leaves are like cherry, opposite leaf arrangement is not. Parent plant may be visible nearby, it will be more distinctive as it is sexually mature.
     

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