What kind of tree is this? Cherry?

shelley_t(z5 IL)June 17, 2014

This is a volunteer in a flower bed. I have another cherry tree (Northstar, I think) in my yard and a flowering cherry, but it could also have been a bing cherry from all the spitting that happens on the patio, LOL. Any idea what I have?

Any way of guessing which kind?

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franktank232(z5 WI)

Looks like a peach to me.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 11:29AM
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My first thought was peach also. Doesn't look like a cherry to me

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 12:36PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Dig gently at the base of the plant looking for the pit. I've identified a few trees by looking at the pit. A cherry is easy to tell from a peach. But even some cherries might be enough different to tell apart. I can identify some apricots by the pit shape.

The pit of a young tree like that may still be hanging on the crown of the plant an inch or two deep.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 12:58PM
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shelley_t(z5 IL)

I can't find any pit, though I'd love a peach tree too! Here is the bark which is smooth and flecked, which still makes me think cherry, though the leaves are longer and larger than those on my North Star, too.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 3:45PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Certainly look like Peach leaves to me too.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 4:38PM
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