Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Can anyone help me identify this small tree please? I think it may be a malus or a prunus. The hard deep reddish orange fruit, which vary in size up to 20mm across, have a protruding apple like end (unlike a cherry which has a dimple). The leaves are smooth, deep green with lighter backs, have alternating veins, are ovoid, come to a point, have small teeth and sprout in groups of 3-4 leaves around groups of 3-4 fruit from small alternating spurs along the twigs. Leaf stalks are reddish. Tree bark is smooth and brown. New leaves are deep red. White flowers in early spring.
- 14 Sep, 2010