Ornamental fruit tree

Asked August 5, 2018, 5:56 AM EDT

I was visiting a relative in Minneapolis two weeks ago and am wondering about the name of this fruiting tree about 10 feet tall. See only photo attached

Isabella County Michigan

1 Response

Hello,

I think this is glossy buckthorn, Rhamnus frangula. If you would upload a picture of the whole tree, and another of the bark on the trunk, that would help. Also take a couple fruits and cut them open so the seeds show- count the seeds in one and take a picture of all this.

Here are references for you.

https://fyi.uwex.edu/rockcountygardening/2014/11/06/buckthorn-get-em-while-theyre-green/

https://hort.uwex.edu/files/2014/11/buckthorn-pdf.pdf

If this is buckthorn it is invasive and should be removed. Thanks for using our service.