Tree fruit looks like cherry tomatoes!

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  1. loretta426

    loretta426 New Seed

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg My son in Seattle found another mystery tree for me! It's large with rough grayish bark, with lancate(?) leaves around small red fruits that I swear look like cherry tomatoes!
     
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    How big are these fruits ??
     
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    It could be winterberry (Ilex verticillata) which is a holly. The berries are an important winter food source for birds. It is actually a shrub, but can be trained to tree form, and get to be about 16' tall when mature. We had one in upstate NY, and it was very hardy and easy-care. Ours got only about 12' tall, probably due to the harsh winters.
     
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    dogwood species I am thinking. the leaves are dogwood leaves anyway.
     
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    Maybe - Soap Berry or Canadian Buffalo berry would be my thought.
     

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