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This 7 m (23 ft) tall tree has been growing over my deck for some time, and I've ignored it until I saw a Tui eating its fruit the other day. I'm in Wellington NZ.

My landscape designer didn't know what it was when in flower, but I guess the native birds do know so maybe it's a native.

Picture from the deck tree

Fruit with leaves, it's sweet leaves and fruit

And cut fruit with seeds cut fruit

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Looks like Cornus Kousa luckily an edible fruit if you tried it before asking!

  • Great! And I found a muffin recipe for it that I'll try www.lessnoise-moregreen.com/2013/09/foraging-for-kousa-dogwood-berries-and.html?m=1 – Graham Chiu Apr 12 '16 at 10:00
  • We have a few of these growing in Connecticut as well. – Escoce Apr 12 '16 at 18:18
  • I am glad to learn what it is too, I had no idea what it was because it looks a lot like a dogwood that bears lychi fruits. I wouldn't have known they were edible. – Escoce Apr 13 '16 at 13:38

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