Plant ID forum: Mystery Shrub

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Name: Lauri
N Central Wash. - the dry side (Zone 5b)
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lauribob
Apr 16, 2016 9:42 AM CST
This shrub is growing on a rocky bank in my yard. The new foliage has a pretty red color. It's under the power lines so a lot of things get bird-seeded there. Anyone have an idea what it might be?
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JRsbugs
Apr 16, 2016 9:56 AM CST
It looks like one of the Prunus cerasifera cultivars.

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Name: Lauri
N Central Wash. - the dry side (Zone 5b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Enjoys or suffers cold winters Greenhouse Foliage Fan Vegetable Grower Organic Gardener
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lauribob
Apr 18, 2016 12:11 PM CST
Thanks Janet, It's quite likely that a plum tree could start from bird droppings. I'll have to let it grow a bit and see if it becomes more obvious. It got beat up pretty bad either by a snowplow or a puppy and I was on the fence about whether to try to save it or not.
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