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Hi, looking for some help with this one. I am zone 8b, on the southern part of the salish sea in Washington state. It produces fruit but not many. They are a deep red when they first grow but mature to a black color. Very bitter when red (not palatable) but when black they are a bit sweet but leaves a strange tecture on the tongue. Hard to describe, almost like it dries out the tongue. The fruit has a single large pit much like a cherry just with much less flesh.

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After a quick google search, to me it looks like it could be a variety of Holly, possibly the Dahoon Holly. https://www.floridasnature.com/natives6.html

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Thanks. Maybe something different. The info says they grow in swampy areas. I have rather well draining soil
 
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I should also say that I live in the PNW on the Salish sea
 
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Perhaps cherry laurel, prunus lauroceraus?
 
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Greg Martin wrote:Perhaps cherry laurel, prunus lauroceraus?



That is what my wife and I were thinking
 
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