Ft. Worth mystery

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Date Photo Taken: Jan 15, 2012
Location: Ft. Worth, TX
Posted By: rpfulgham


Tall trees with multiple trunks and branches.


  1. Angelyn Flower Fanatic says:

    I wonder if this is the same plant as shown by Merriwether’s Foraging Texas at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1302152&l=8abf7ff05f&id=106990362653818 . He calls it a “Red Bay Nut.”

    January 21st, 2012 at 8:50 pm
  2. Cornelius Unregistered says:

    Hard to identify because there’s little information. I’m guessing wild Black Cherry, Prunus serotina, based on the berry cluster.

    January 21st, 2012 at 11:54 pm
  3. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    This is a type of Ligustrum, I suspect it is L. lucidum, or Glossy Privet. I have seen this fellow around older homes and landscapes, and they invariably have naturalized in the surrounding neighborhood. They are bigger and bolder than the usual L. recurvifolium we find around metro Atlanta, but they are not quite as winter hardy here. They may be fine in a Ft. Worth winter, but since they produce huge amounts of berries, the birds will plant them all over the landscape.

    January 28th, 2012 at 8:26 am
  4. Cornelius Unregistered says:

    I began to think Ligustrum too after I posted that first answer.

    January 29th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

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