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Damson Plum wild-card addition

 
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Found this shrub that my plant app (PictureThis) identifies as a Damson plum. It was growing in an abandoned raised bed on a property I’m selling. As far as I  knew, they were only naturalized in the Northeast of the country and I’m in NW Missouri. My app is usually pretty dang accurate and it does seem more shrubby than the wild plums that grow in the woods around here.  

So my question is, would you add this wild-card to your permaculture garden? So far I’ve been pretty particular in choosing only improved varieties of fruit trees/berry shrubs, but why leave behind a good sized fruit shrub? Supposedly Damson is little-changed over the centuries with only a few improved varieties out there.
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I certainly would.

 
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Stone fruits are fairly true from seed I'm told. I'm growing a bunch of plum and peach seedlings this year.  I think it would be fine. And if it's not you can bud graft it into something new
 
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not to be a downer, but the plant pictured is not a damson. nothing in the prunus genus has opposite leaves like that.
 
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This is a picture of my Damson from burnt ridge for reference.  I can't tell if its leaves are similar to the one above or not
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Maybe one of the dogwoods?
 
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My money is on bush honeysuckle.
 
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greg mosser wrote:not to be a downer, but the plant pictured is not a damson. nothing in the prunus genus has opposite leaves like that.



Wow, you'd think my plant app would have caught that simple classification detail! Fortunately I did not plant it in the fenced garden after all. It's off on an embankment and time will tell what it really is.
 
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Phil Gardener wrote:My money is on bush honeysuckle.



If we'd have placed money on it, you'd be the winner! I guess my plant app got it's head out of it's ass and noticed the opposite leaves because it identified it as a bush honeysuckle yesterday.
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