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Old 02-22-2013, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Anyone please help me identify this tree? Right now it looks like this:



The Cedar Waxwing loves the berries. They are little oval, dark blue, mat, soft skin, and clusters looks almost like grapes.
The leaves are shiny, firm, and evergreen. ( no color change in fall). The flowers in spring are small, and creamy in color. They smell nice.
I spend few hours on Google, but could not find exact looking plant. The Nannyberry came close, but the fruit clusters look different and the leaves seem to be softer.

Here are few pictures:





Thank you!!!!!
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:09 AM
 
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Hmmm. Check out Chioanthus virginicus (Fringetree): Chionanthus virginicus.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Thank you for reply, but nope... the leaves are thick and hard, they do not change their color and stay dark green all year around. The berries are soft to touch...

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Old 02-22-2013, 10:06 AM
 
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Okay then, what do the flowers look like?
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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See if this is it -- Cherry Laurel -- beautiful! And your Waxwing photograph is absolutely stunning!
Prunus caroliniana (Cherry laurel) | Image Gallery #17687
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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Elnina beautiful pictures as always. It looks like a member of the privet family, several being considered invasive in TX. My best guess is the "Glossy Privet" The Latin name is Ligustrum lucidum. The leaf shape and the fruit drupe fit the best to your pictures..


http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/67362/fit

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Old 02-22-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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Looks like a variety of wax leaf privet (ligustrum)
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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J&Em is correct, it's Ligustrum lucidum (Glossy Privet), a terribly invasive weed in my area, although not as bad as Ligustrum sinense. There used to be a huge one in my front yard, but I had it removed, and there's still seedlings popping up in the ditch across the road. The stump of that thing was at least 2ft diameter.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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Privets are trees too?
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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Unfortunately, yes. We have two rows of them on our property and they are invasive.
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