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Small understory tree with red berries

 
Diego de la Vega
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Please help me identify this tree. I found two of these. They are about 15-20 feet tall. Smooth bark with shallow vertical furrows. The berries are a dull red with white center. They look a a lot like a blue berry. Taste is very mild with just a hint of sweetness. Small flat seeds that are hard.
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Diego de la Vega
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Lest any of you grow concerned about eating unidentified fruit ;o), I tasted, but did not eat the fruit (spit it out).

Diego
 
Jay C. White Cloud
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Hello Diego de la Vega, et al,

I am guessing at a Serviceberry variety (Amelanchier ssp ??). Could you give a location (and perhaps fill out your complete profile page with location, zone, and a bit about yourself? )

Regards,

j
 
Diego de la Vega
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Jay C. White Cloud wrote:Hello Diego de la Vega, et al,

I am guessing at a Serviceberry variety (Amelanchier ssp ??). Could you give a location (and perhaps fill out your complete profile page with location, zone, and a bit about yourself? )

Regards,

j


Thanks! Yes this is definitely Serviceberry! Unfortunately I have only found these two and this is exactly where my house will be (. Perhaps I can move them. Do you know how resilient they are? They seem to do very well in thick shade.

Diego
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