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can you help I.D. this bush with berries?

 
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Hi does anyone know what the name of this bush is? it has lots of these blue coloured berries on it? Any info would be great! thanks for your time!!
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Viburnum davidii ? If so, there needs to be a male plant and a female plant to produce the berries. I had two in Scotland - they were my pride and joy but sadly the cuttings didn't take so I don't have it here
 
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Agree with Alison.
 
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Looks like a dogwood.
 
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Thanks guys I looked up both suggestions and it looks like it is a type of dogwood, very pretty I wish there was a way just to "freeze" it in time as it would make lovely arrangements!!
 
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I have been looking for this one for awhile.
I too thought of the dogwoods, but something didnt quite seem right.

I think I have found it. Look for aronia melanocarpa.
The chokeberry group.
I think it is a better fit.
 
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I think I have found it. Look for aronia melanocarpa.
The chokeberry group.
I think it is a better fit.

I have Aronia melanocarpa in my garden...the berries are never this color. They go from green to a kind of dull red to dark purple blue, almost black. Never a bright blue like those in the picture. Also, Aronia leaves have finely serrated edges. I also suspect some kind of viburnum.

Alex
 
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It's a dogwood. Probably Cornus amomum, or Silky Dogwood.
 
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After a quick Google images search, I stand corrected, and agree with Isaac.
 
Pete Lundy
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I missed the serrated leaves on aronia.

I did find a link with similar pics of silky dogwood.

http://www.duke.edu/~cwcook/trees/coam2.html

Case solved.

Thanks
 
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