Identify a conifer tree

Group 11

Cherries / plums

Leaves alternate, simple; edges toothed

Twigs thorny; leaves with sharp teeth

  • American plum

Twigs smooth; leaves elongated, narrow, lance-shaped, with small irregular teeth, lower surface downy

  • Bitter cherry

Twigs smooth; leaves elongated, narrow, lance-shaped, with long, incurved teeth; mature bark conspicuously scaly

  • Black cherry
  • Black cherry

Twigs thorny; leaves with rounded teeth

  • Canada plum
  • Canada plum
  • Canada plum

Twigs smooth; leaves broadly oval to obovate, lower surface hairless

  • Choke cherry

Twigs smooth; leaves elongated, narrow, lance-shaped, with small irregular teeth, hairless

  • Pin cherry
  • Pin cherry

Tree occurring on moist sites in Interior British Columbia; twigs smooth; leaves rounded at the base, lower surface downy

  • Western choke cherry
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