hackberry tree or sweet cherry tree

Asked September 24, 2016, 5:02 PM EDT

I had dropped seeds from sweet cherries we were eating on the deck outside, a year later a small shoot came up from between the boards where dirt and leaves get stuck. I took the shoot and planted it is doing well. I always thought it to be a cherry sprout but there is also a hackberry tree towering near. I ran the leaves through an identification app and sweet cherries came up. However the leaves look very similar. Please help.

Jim Wells County Texas tree identification

1 Response

Thanks for your tree ID question. Hackberry trees have asymmetrical leaves; sweet cherry trees' leaves are symmetrical. This is a symmetrical leaf (but they sure do look alike!)

Hope this helps!