Asked on Sep 29, 2016

Can anyone identify this tree with red berries?

Leah Wynne
by Leah Wynne
Is it a cranberry tree? The berries hang down from a cluster of stems like cherries.
  22 answers
  • Ginger Throckmorton Ginger Throckmorton on Sep 29, 2016
    It looks like a type of cherry tree to me. There should be a small stone (seed) in the center of the fruit if it is a cherry.
  • Cmarim1203 Cmarim1203 on Sep 29, 2016
    Believe it might be Crabapple?
  • Vineskm Vineskm on Sep 29, 2016
    Cranberries grow on a low plant and are harvested by flooding the area because they float. They do not grow on a tree.
  • Wendy Holte Wedel Wendy Holte Wedel on Sep 29, 2016
    could be a pin cherry
  • Diane Turner Diane Turner on Sep 29, 2016
    this looks like a sour cherry tree. Even the leaves look right. if you google cherry trees you will see them
  • Tul7375335 Tul7375335 on Sep 29, 2016
    Looks like an ornamental Crabtree. Also,FYI...There is what you call a High Bush Cranberry that grows in colder states It is a tree. But, this picture looks like the Ornamental crab. This winter the birds will eat the fruit.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 29, 2016
    Looks like crabapple berries.
  • DB DB on Sep 29, 2016
    Crabapple. Very tart, but makes fantastic jelly!
  • Leah Wynne Leah Wynne on Sep 29, 2016
    Thanks everyone! After googling all those ideas I've determined it is the crabapple tree. I guess I'm learning how to make jelly!
  • Diane Turner Diane Turner on Sep 30, 2016
    If you cut one open is it an apple? Crab apples are miniature apples but those seem very small
    • Leah Wynne Leah Wynne on Oct 02, 2016
      They are tiny. They are just berry size, not crabapple size. I may still be unsure what it is....I was thinking the ornamental crabtree/crabapple berry, as was suggested above.
  • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on Oct 06, 2016
    It does not look like crabapple to me. Can you include a better picture of the leaves on the tree as well as closer ups of the fruit?
  • EdiLeck EdiLeck on Oct 06, 2016
    It does not look like a crabapple to me looks like it could be a sour cherry or a choke cherry...there are a lot of different types of cherries!
  • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on Oct 07, 2016
    EdiLeck I think you are correct with a type of chokeberry tree
  • Diane Turner Diane Turner on Oct 07, 2016
    i agree, it looks more like a cherry of some sort. the leaves are similar to cherry trees as well
  • Lisa Lisa on Oct 07, 2016
    I would bring a branch to your local nursery (depot or Lowe's not always the most knowledgeable) they might be able to tell you. But also ask your neighbors they may have know the previous owner of the property
  • Amy Stewart Donnelly Amy Stewart Donnelly on Oct 16, 2016
    Contact you local county extension office. They are full of information.
  • Jho48188801 Jho48188801 on Oct 04, 2019

    We have one of these, I believe it is an ornamental apple tree. The fruit is not very edible, however the grouse love these after they have frozen.

  • Cynthia Cynthia on Apr 21, 2021

    Looks like choke cherry. Sprouts from regular cherry, but only tastes good to birds.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Apr 30, 2021

    You can download an app that can identify it

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Apr 30, 2021

    You can download an app that can identify it!

  • Pat Pat on Jun 01, 2021

    Looks like a crabapple

  • Bug66349017 Bug66349017 on Jun 06, 2022

    I think we have the same tree! It’s fuscia and beautiful for like 2 weeks in the spring! Then it gets dark leaves - kinda ugly but Offers great shade! When u cut the fruit in half theirs seeds not pits! So it is in fact a crab apple tree! Not sure what type! My crapples are tiny in June and get bigger towards end of summer into June!