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Fletcher, OK
Mrsmarshall6411
Mar 26, 2019 6:18 PM CST
Hi y'all! New here. We moved to Oklahoma (near Lawton) last summer, and we have these pretty trees blooming all over our property. During the fall/winter they have dark red-ish berry looking ends. I do not have a picture, the only ones we found are "dead", but during fall/winter they are a dark red/maroon and not shriveled looking. They are blooming gorgeous white flowers, definitely attract bees, and we have had no luck with google! Some of the trees are taller, but most are 5' and under. They're growing in random areas, but the ones not in bloom are in the shade, the ones that get full sun seem to be the only ones blooming.
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plantladylin
Mar 26, 2019 6:37 PM CST
Maybe a type of Pear?
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 26, 2019 6:45 PM CST
It looks like a pear to me also. But, those fruits don't go with those flowers.

@Mrsmarshall6411, what do the flowers smell like? Did you take any of the fruits apart to see what was inside?
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Mar 26, 2019 6:51 PM CST
I hadn't enlarged the pictures ... and I agree, that fruit is stumping me. I wonder if it could be an entirely different plant near the white flowering tree?
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porkpal
Mar 27, 2019 5:42 AM CST
The branching architecture of the fruit cluster is also different from the tree.
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kniphofia
Mar 27, 2019 5:47 AM CST
Sloe?
Fletcher, OK
Mrsmarshall6411
Mar 27, 2019 6:36 AM CST
Thanks yall! It doesn't match the pear tree pictures I have found on google. They are the same trees, some are bigger than others but some are definitely not healthy looking! I only know they are the same bc we were going to take them out w the tractor to clear paths, I'm glad we left them! I'll be going to a local nursery at some point but local around here is an hour+ out Smiling we plan on walking the property soon to see if there's more further back (no idea when, being nearly 30 weeks pregnant I don't have it in me right now lol!) thanks for y'alls help!!
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Hamwild
Mar 27, 2019 6:57 AM CST
I think once it leafs out, that should help IDing it.
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Leftwood
Mar 27, 2019 8:23 AM CST
I am thinking a Prunus species, too. Sloes are non-native, but they could have been planted.

Perhaps our native wild plum (Prunus americana). In time, they tend to produce little thickets of tree-shrubs. Flowers should have a strong scent.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Mar 27, 2019 8:34 AM CST
That drying, browning fruit does look a lot like Sloe (Prunus spinosa) This photo shows both ripe fruit as well as decaying fruit: https://www.bing.com/images/se...



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Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Mar 27, 2019 8:56 AM CST
Now I lean toward a sloe, because I've never seen our wild plums hold on to fruit through the winter. I had though you pic was just an anomaly since the branch was broken, but since that last link shows dried fruit on an obviously attached limb, I think a sloe is more likely. But, I am from the north, and I don't know if there are any other Prunus species in Oklahoma that might be similar.
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porkpal
Mar 27, 2019 10:38 AM CST
Are we sure the broken branch is even from the same tree?
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 27, 2019 2:02 PM CST
Yes, after the tree leafs out, add more photos to this thread. And, when the fruit appears, break one open and see what's inside.
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