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Aug 2, 2020 11:38 PM CST
Houston, Texas
Hello, please help identify this plant. Thanks for replies so far, but the plant doesn't seem to truly be lemonade berry or cherry laurel, based on shape and arrangement of leaves. It seems to grow well in Katy/Houston, Texas. Several bushes that someone gave away and I adopted and replanted. The first owner had forgotten the name.
Some leaves dropped in winter but not all, and the plant put out white flowers prior to the berries. Sorry, don't have a picture of the flowering plant. Appreciate any guesses

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Aug 3, 2020 11:57 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Looks like Rhus intergrifolia, Lemonade Berry

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Aug 4, 2020 3:39 AM CST
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Interesting.

Rhus integrifolia has sort of flattened berries and leaves are alternate.
Mystery plant .....leaves appear to be opposite.

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Aug 4, 2020 9:10 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Well, my other guess was Prunus laurocerasus, but the leaves looked too short.
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Aug 5, 2020 2:53 AM CST
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
Garden Photography Region: United Kingdom Plant Identifier
Henhouse said:Well, my other guess was Prunus laurocerasus, but the leaves looked too short.


Definitely not Prunus laurocerasus which is much loved in UK for creating dense hedges.
The flowers are on 5" long stalk...(racemes)
When the berries ripen they are still on a single long stalk of completely round, smooth berries.. with no calyx ....hence common name Cherry laurel.
Leaves are alternate.

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