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Old 04-20-2009, 05:27 PM
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I was walking along the edge of the woods near my parent's house, when i came across these small trees/shrubs. They looked like they might be a type of fruit bearing tree, so i cleared out the privets and yaupons from around them. I haven't seen them bloom yet, so i dont know quite what that looks like. I am having a little trouble identifying them though, (all right, alot of trouble) and would appreciate anything that could give me an idea of what it might be.

There are 3 trees, about 7-8 feet tall. smooth-ish bark in the new limbs, dark brownish red/grey... makes spurs, so i was thinking might be in the apple/haw/crabapple type family.

any help would be appreciated greatly

oh, and I live in south mississippi, the tree is on a very slight slope, the bottom of which ends in a semi-permanent bog.
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:29 PM
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the leaves are very tender/thin. i dont know if it is just because they are new, or what.
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are there thorns under the leaves my friend has a tree that looks some thing like yours we still can't figure it out. let me know when you find out what it is.
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My guess would be PRUNUS SEROTINA or something closely related to it.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:43 PM
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I thought it might be something similar to that, but wasnt completely sure.
now i think it is either a type of plum, or perhaps a larger fruited black type cherry. My mom and dad said there used to be a wild cherry tree back there that made dime or nickel sized black cherries, but it died several years ago, and those trees are close to where it used to be. The only reason i think its probably not prunus serotina is because of the sharp spurs on the side of it, and also because of the bark color. the prunus serotina that we have around there (and there is one right next to it) have longer leaves that have a different point at the end, and the leaves on serotina are thicker and tougher. also the bark on them is a gray color.
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fruit, identification, intensive gathering, tree, wild

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