shrub ident

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Moose, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Moose

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    This is in zone 4/5 (Collingwood ON), an escape of some kind.

    It looks like some kind of prunus to me (false thorns, color of bark, fruit). The only thing foreign to me are the skinny snaky side branches. The fruit has a long stem and grows from the skinny side branches. The fruit has a round pitlike stone similar to a sweet black cherry but it seems to be have been less fleshy and the birds did leave at least some of them on the tree.
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Large buds at bases of side branches would not be a Prunus.
     
  3. Moose

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    and the buds do not look like prunus either
     
  4. KarinL

    KarinL Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Flowering quince? Bit of a long shot given the description of the fruit I suppose. But the spikes are evocative.
     
  5. Weekend Gardener

    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    Maybe, an Amelanchier?
     
  6. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    How about a Crataegus?
     

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