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There's a tree in our yard of which we do not know it's name. In other parts of the yard it grows more like a bush. It has thorns and grows small solid fruits that turn dark blue when ripe. On the picture attached one fruit still looks green. Question is: what is our tree-bush's sort?

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  • too hard to tell from that distance. take pictures of the leaves, and fruit. – black thumb Jul 12 '16 at 17:26
  • I edited it, the upload went wrong – hhhhhhhhh Jul 12 '16 at 17:26
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    What do individual leaves look like? – black thumb Jul 12 '16 at 17:27
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    I improved the close up picture – hhhhhhhhh Jul 12 '16 at 17:34
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    A picture of the fruit pit should be telling, too. – Brōtsyorfuzthrāx Jul 12 '16 at 18:50
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I suspect it may be Prunus spinosa, commonly known as Sloe - should have had creamy white flowers in Spring, and does have stiff, thorny branches. If left unpruned will reach about 16 feet in height, but is often seen as a bush or shrub. If it is, and you drink gin, time to make sloe gin! More info here

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunus_spinosa#Description

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It looks to me like a plum tree—probably a dwarf. It's possibly a Stanley prune plum, or a similar variety. We've had plum trees and I've seen several besides, and that's what it looks like to me, based on the close-up picture with the small branch and fruit.

Bamboo's suspicion sounds like a good one to me, though.

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It could be a bullace.fruits ripen after a frost. They make good jam.

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