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What is This Tree?

I'm having a hard time figuring out what type of tree this is. It bears fruit, small and dark red. Someone said it was a cherry tree and someone else a plum tree. Last summer, it bore plenty of fruit, more like a small plum, but it was pretty hard so that confused me a bit.

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The picture is one I just took of the leaves and the newly forming fruit on it. Oh, it was covered with pinkish purple blossoms not too long ago.
Thanks for you help.

Hardiness Zone: 7b

By agt1965 from Winfield, AL

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April 18, 20100 found this helpful

Maybe your county extension office can help you. Good luck.

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April 23, 20100 found this helpful

Looks like it may be an ornamental crabapple. The fruits are not for human consumption. kffrmw88 is right, take a sample branch into your extension office, (or a friendly local garden center) and ask for help in identification.

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April 23, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks shishi! I do believe you are right. When I cut into the fruit last year, it was very apple-like.

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After looking at pictures, I believe you have helped me figure it out. Thanks again.

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