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What kind of tree is this? Cherry?

Posted by shelley_t z5 IL (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 17, 14 at 11:03

This is a volunteer in a flower bed. I have another cherry tree (Northstar, I think) in my yard and a flowering cherry, but it could also have been a bing cherry from all the spitting that happens on the patio, LOL. Any idea what I have?

Any way of guessing which kind?


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RE: What kind of tree is this? Cherry?

Looks like a peach to me.


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RE: What kind of tree is this? Cherry?

My first thought was peach also. Doesn't look like a cherry to me


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RE: What kind of tree is this? Cherry?

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 17, 14 at 12:58

Dig gently at the base of the plant looking for the pit. I've identified a few trees by looking at the pit. A cherry is easy to tell from a peach. But even some cherries might be enough different to tell apart. I can identify some apricots by the pit shape.

The pit of a young tree like that may still be hanging on the crown of the plant an inch or two deep.


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RE: What kind of tree is this? Cherry?

I can't find any pit, though I'd love a peach tree too! Here is the bark which is smooth and flecked, which still makes me think cherry, though the leaves are longer and larger than those on my North Star, too.


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RE: What kind of tree is this? Cherry?

Certainly look like Peach leaves to me too.


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