Tree ID: Cherry?

tenacre(Z5 SW MI)August 6, 2014

This "volunteer" tree looks to be in the cherry family.

I first noticed it about 2 years ago.

Can anybody narrow it down a bit more for me?

Here is a link that might be useful: click here for pix

This post was edited by tenacre on Wed, Aug 6, 14 at 17:56

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esh_ga

I think that is Buckthorn, not cherry.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 6:50PM
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smivies

Ditto on the European Buckthorn

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 10:39PM
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tenacre(Z5 SW MI)

> esh_ga z7 GA Wed, Aug 6, 14 at 18:50
> I think that is Buckthorn, not cherry.

Just looked it up. Major bummer :-( Pretty tree, going gangbusters on a sandy/rocky hill with full sun all day long. Gonna cut it down and give the stump a sip of 40% glyphosate.

Its allelopathic tendencies might explain the recent demise of some plants in the near vicinity: Yucca, privet, iris, hibiscus...

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 10:39PM
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tenacre(Z5 SW MI)

Yeah, it sure looks like buckthorn.

I just did a closer inspection and found small thorn of end of some twigs.

Also picked a berry and dissected it. See pix.

Here is a link that might be useful: buckthorn fruit

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 3:01PM
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