I'm hoping someone can help me identify this shrub/tree. We recently purchased this property and are still trying to figure some plants out. We live in deep south Texas, zone 8/9 but there are many tropical plants on the grounds so it may not be native. enter image description here

They are thick glossy topside and fuzzy underside. The drupes grow individually from the branch on short stems.

  • Looks vaguely olive treeish: google.com/… Mar 25, 2015 at 12:51
  • Thank you. I thought so as well; however, the leaves are substantially larger and the upside is glossy. I have not been able to find one that would be a match.
    – Chacha
    Mar 25, 2015 at 15:26

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Looks like a Black Gum tree - a very nice tree to have! Beautiful red fall color.

  • Thank you. We owned property through the fall and winter and we did not notice any color change nor much growth. I believe Gum trees are eucalyptus trees. They do grow here very well. It has more of a sprawling growth habit. I will try to upload another pic that shows the growth habit.
    – Chacha
    Mar 25, 2015 at 15:35

It appears that this is a Chrysophyllum oliviforme tree.

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