Plant ID forum: What is this tree?

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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Apr 13, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Okay, this tree is a volunteer and has grown quickly to probably close to nine or ten feet tall. I was going to cut down but I sort of like the blooms but I don't know what it is. Anyone have any ideas?

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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 13, 2016 10:20 PM CST
Looks like a choke cherry.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Apr 14, 2016 2:00 PM CST
Then it's coming down!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Apr 14, 2016 2:31 PM CST
If not Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) perhaps Wild Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 14, 2016 4:57 PM CST
Lin, What tells you this is Black Cherry instead of Chokecherry? Confused
Name: Frank Richards
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frankrichards16
Apr 14, 2016 5:44 PM CST
abhege said:Then it's coming down!


agree:)


Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 14, 2016 5:47 PM CST
DaisyI said:Lin, What tells you this is Black Cherry instead of Chokecherry? Confused

Rolling on the floor laughing Nothing at all ... I sometimes forget to enlarge the photos and the first thing that came to mind was it reminded me of the Wild Black Cherries we used to have in the backyard at our old house. Now that I've seen the larger photos I think you nailed it with the ID of Chokecherry. Thumbs up

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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 14, 2016 6:59 PM CST
Okay, Thank you. Just thought my eyes had gone bad with the rest of me. Smiling
Name: Lauri
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lauribob
Apr 18, 2016 12:23 PM CST
Just curious - what's the objection to Chokecherry? The birds love them, they have flowers, fruit & fall color. I like them, but I've got plenty of room here.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 18, 2016 7:47 PM CST
And Chokecherry jam!! Lovey dubby

When I was growing up, my grandparents lived in Unionville, NV. Up the canyon there was a HUGE Chokecherry tree. If I picked a bucket full, my grandmother made Chokecherry Jam. I had to stand on my horse's back to get to the lowest branches.

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Name: Lauri
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lauribob
Apr 18, 2016 8:07 PM CST
Sounds yummy!
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Apr 18, 2016 8:42 PM CST
This one came up in a row of already planted shrubs and it's too large to move. It won't work there. It's my son's property and he's not keen on "stray" plants either.
Name: Alyssa Blue
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AlyssaBlue
Apr 19, 2016 6:24 AM CST
Choke cherry will usually end up growing next to a more desirable tree, causing growth problem with the other tree, so we end up removing the cherry.

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