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Does anyone know what this tree is?

Posted by emily-jo 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 20, 10 at 18:44

I don't know if I'm downloading the photo correctly or not..so here goes..
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/5009429099_8d0165dc72_m.jpg I saw this tree when I was walking. It has big blue berries or grape like clusters, medium green leaves. The tree is about 8 feet tall. I live in Albuquerque, NM

Here is a link that might be useful: Blue Berry Clusters on tree


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RE: Does anyone know what this tree is?

The fruit cluster looks like Mahonia.
Where was it growing? Along a ditch, in a park or ? Sunny? Shaded?
A larger photo would be helpful.


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RE: Does anyone know what this tree is?

I agree it does resemble the Mahonia aquifolium, or Oregon Grape.. but the leaves are not like holly leaves as you can see from the photo, they are smooth edged. Maybe this is a hybrid? I posted a larger picture, I hope it comes out bigger now.

Here is a link that might be useful: Oregon Grape?


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RE: Does anyone know what this tree is?

Hmmmm, picture looks the same size. Doesn't matter.
I think the plant in question is Forestiera neomexicana. a.k.a.New Mexico privet/olive. Check out the link.

Here is a link that might be useful: Forestiera newmexicana


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