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The bush/shrub is about 7' tall and 10' wide. It blooms in april. I have not noticed any berries. It is in North east Wyoming.enter image description hereenter image description here

  • If its got dark leaves, its Prunus cerasifera
    – Bamboo
    Commented Sep 30, 2017 at 9:39
  • @Bamboo I was thinking along the same lines, but if you look very closely, you'll see tiny bright green leaves.
    – Stephie
    Commented Sep 30, 2017 at 10:58
  • @Stephie aye, but the basic plant has green leaves, which I should have clarified - the one with dark leaves is Prunus cerasifera 'nigra'. Also, leaves on many dark leaved plants may start out green, but turn dark as they get larger, with exposure to light.
    – Bamboo
    Commented Sep 30, 2017 at 12:36

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Without details like leaves, bark and overall growth habit, the precise id is very difficult, but it's almost certainly a member of the prunus family.
All of them have similar blossom structures and are in the white to dark pink color range.

Some of the most prominent members are fruiting trees, e.g. plums, cherries, almonds, peaches.
Others are bred for their decorative properties, the first example that comes to mind is probably the Japanese cherry, which influenced a whole culture.

With fruit, an id would be quick, but some decorative breeds rarely set fruit and even for the fruiting kinds, one late frost or bad weather during the blooming period can leave you with nothing. But perhaps you could have a closer look? (Although cherries would be long gone by now.)

  • It doesn't have fruit. I will try to get more info Commented Sep 30, 2017 at 14:25
  • What a great mystery this is -- and without murder, mayhem or other violence: Cherry? ... Wouldn't any kind of cherry (flowering or other) have its flowers borne on long stems, and not so close set onto the branch?
    – Lorel C.
    Commented Oct 6, 2017 at 16:24
  • @LorelC. My first thought was „plum“, but since OP has added a picture of the leaves, I need to rethink.
    – Stephie
    Commented Oct 6, 2017 at 16:26

Agree on prunus. And

It looks exactly like an apricot to me.

Looking on the internet, apparently it is possible to have an apricot tree that won't fruit due to lack of nutrients, pollination or other reason. Hard to believe I guess, ... but REALLY looks like an apricot; beautiful photo, by the way.

Try checking the leaves. Apricot leaves are bright green, broad and pointy:

apricot leaves

Picture from https://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/apricots/


Good morning! Thank you for the idea of a Prunus. I looked up Prunus Bush and looked at the images. I found it! The Bush is called a Prunus tomentosa!! Non fruit baring.

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