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curious about this tree, i can't place it at all. apparently the birds like it, so that got me curious.

anyone know what this is?


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here's the inside of the berry and big seed
 
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looks like aronia to me, but I don't grow it so I don't claim any real expertise.
 
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well i posted this to another spot, and got back two votes for Ligustrum - also known as Privet.

i think maybe thats right, but not any of the type i have seen before...which was really glossy leaves and had smaller berry.

but yeah...i think that crowd sourced answer is right-

some kind of privet, a less glossy type...ligustrum
 
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It doesn't really looks like privet. You could look at a weed website of your area. If it's privet it is a terrible weed. And I am not from the native only weed police.
 
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yeah i was thinking that too, at first, it didnt look like privet to me either, particularly because its not shiny waxy glossy...and also...well different from the feral one i have seen before...

but now looking it up...i think it is. just an unusual species...not the common wild ones...

this is a pretty well developed older tree, yet there arent any baby trees around...maybe they are hiding out in the nearby woods or something...but basically just to say its not making tons of sprouts right there...as the other privet i am familiar with did...
 
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desert olive.

It does not look like aronia, the flesh inside is too white and the berry clusters are too small, the fruit is also too waxy.

Desert Olive is edible the natives used to make jam with it. It is a bit too bitter to eat raw. Think of it like elderberry where you cant eat it raw but you can eat it fermented (pickled) or jam.
 
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This tree is familiar, this is a Black Plum or Jambul fruit. My parents brought me this fruit and I tried eating It and It tastes sweet and a little bet of sour. No wonder birds likes to eat this fruit, because when this black plum fruit turns very ripe it tastes sweet sort of tasted like a ripe grape fruit. And also it will stain your tongue in purple color. I Love this fruit so much, I  use to eat this fruit with soy sauce and vinegar with chilies, So good. Try it and leave me a reply if you like it or not. Thanks!
 
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