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May 27, 2021 7:44 AM CST
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Black Mountain, NC (Zone 7b)
Hello! This fast growing "tree" established itself on our front slope. We live in the mountain area of Western North Carolina. I may need to remove it before it gets any bigger. I'm attaching photos of it bare in winter, leafing out in the spring, the bark and leafed out in summer. It grows about 2 feet a year I think. It must be over 15 feet tall now. It has no fall color. The leaves just turn brown and drop off. I have not seen any flowers, seeds or fruit of any kind. Thanks for your help with this!
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May 27, 2021 8:12 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Redding, California (Zone 9b)
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Looks like black cherry, Prunus serotina.
May 27, 2021 6:39 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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I agree with cherry.
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May 29, 2021 6:39 AM CST
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Black Mountain, NC (Zone 7b)
KellyFW said:Looks like black cherry, Prunus serotina.

Thank you, friends! I'm wondering why it has never flowered or produced fruit?
May 29, 2021 6:46 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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May 29, 2021 7:18 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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jalorensen said:

Thank you, friends! I'm wondering why it has never flowered or produced fruit?

Not old enough yet?
Plant it and they will come.
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