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Rraja1
Aug 2, 2020 11:38 PM CST
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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Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Aug 3, 2020 11:57 PM CST
Looks like Rhus intergrifolia, Lemonade Berry

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Silversurfer
Aug 4, 2020 3:39 AM CST
Interesting.

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

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Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Aug 4, 2020 9:10 PM CST
Well, my other guess was Prunus laurocerasus, but the leaves looked too short.
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Silversurfer
Aug 5, 2020 2:53 AM CST
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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