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Dave_O
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Bush/Tree ID
I’ve got this tree in my back yard and I believe we got it from the Arbor Day Foundation. It looks like some sort of crape myrtle, but the leaves aren’t very waxy, and I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a CM with “saw-toothed” leaves like that. And on top of it, it’s about 3 years old and has never flowered. Any help would be appreciated.

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bbvdd
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re: Bush/Tree ID
definitely not a crepe myrtle.

I'd likely lean toward more of a fruit tree but they would have already bloomed.


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DarthTiger
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re: Bush/Tree ID
Looks like some type of apple tree. Crab apple maybe?

eta: apple trees don’t bloom until they’re about 3-5 yrs old, so that may explain it not blooming yet.
This post was edited on 5/22 at 9:47 am


Geauxld Finger
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re: Bush/Tree ID
I'd lean towards a citrus tree of some type. Although even in its infancy, some trees will fruit.

does it drop its leave in fall/winter?


Zappas Stache
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re: Bush/Tree ID
Like others have said it's some type of fruiting tree....
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Dave_O
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re: Bush/Tree ID
Yes it does drop leaves.

ETA: after some googling from all of the suggestions, looks like maybe a lime tree?
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BRich
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re: Bush/Tree ID
quote:

ETA: after some googling from all of the suggestions, looks like maybe a lime tree?


I have two lime trees (a regular and a key lime), that's definitely not a lime tree. Leaves look nothing like that-- (definitely not serrated edges) and the some branches have thorns.

Might be a type of cherry tree. Cherry trees have serrated leaves:
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Dave_O
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re: Bush/Tree ID
I agree. Certainly looks like it could be a cherry tree. Thanks. I guess there would need to be another cherry tree in the general area in order to actually produce fruit, right?


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luvdoc
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re: Bush/Tree ID
persimmon? edit: nah, too much serration
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Zappas Stache
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re: Bush/Tree ID
Looking at the leaf veins and coarse serration, I don't think its a cherry. I'm going to agree with the earlier poster who said crabapple.

This post was edited on 5/22 at 3:32 pm


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Pvt Hudson
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re: Bush/Tree ID
Bradford pear?


Geauxld Finger
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re: Bush/Tree ID
bradford pears are single trunked

dont think its crabapple. leaves are too oval shaped


shell01
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re: Bush/Tree ID
Looks like something in genus Prunus (plum, cherry, etc)


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DarthTiger
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re: Bush/Tree ID
My next best guess would be an apricot.
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TypoKnig
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re: Bush/Tree ID
I use this app called PlantSnap to ID random things. It helped me ID things I liked but didn’t know when I was installing my landscaping.

I used it for your zoomed in leaf picture and it came back as a Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana).
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Tigerlaff
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re: Bush/Tree ID
It is 100% not a citrus


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Cdawg
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re: Bush/Tree ID
The bark and leaf looks like a Prunus or Malus. It's hard to tell from the pic but at the base of the trunk, it looks like it was a graft and that the original grafted stalk died or broke off and what you have now seems to be 3 suckers that shot off. It's hard to tell unless you have a close-up of that. You could possibly just have a rootstock of a fruit tree and it may or may not ever bear fruit. And if you do get fruit, it may not be what you're expecting.

For example, if you bought a Santa Rosa plum and the main leader broke off, died, etc. the root stock then may shoot off sucker and it could be anything. I've seen certain plums grafted to peach stocks.

This is very common with citrus too. I see it a lot here in Houston. You will see a large orange tree full of fruit but the orange will be more sour and bitter than a lemon. A Meyer lemon typically uses this orange rootstock.
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