Plant ID forum: Identify this plant

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Oct 24, 2016 5:17 PM CST
I have this plant in my garden. It is currently about 3 meters tall. It has sort of purplish leaves and it had whitish flowers in September in New Zealand. Currently it has purple berries which are about 1 cm in diameter. It might grow bigger. I just bought this property and this plant/tree looks like it is well established. Is it a useful plant? Can the berries be eaten. It is taking up prime sunny location in the yard.

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Oct 24, 2016 6:57 PM CST
Welcome! to NGA

Cut one of the fruits open and show us what's inside.
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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
Oct 24, 2016 7:05 PM CST
Please also tell us where you are in the world, it helps with id Welcome!
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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Oct 24, 2016 7:16 PM CST
Hi Jesse1, Welcome!
Your plant reminds me a bit of Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)

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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
Region: United Kingdom Plant Identifier
Oct 25, 2016 2:14 AM CST
kittriana... jessy1 says in question New Zealand .

At 3m tall that rules out Gaultheria procumbens.

Would like to see a pic showing the whole plant.
It looks like Malus to me...a crab apple.
Try cutting one in half...round the equator. It should have a 5 pointed star in the middle...see link.
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