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Orange-berried shrub ID please

RedSquirrelAbroadRedSquirrelAbroad Brussels Posts: 74
Can anyone tell me what this is? Growing wild in a forest. 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    I initially thought Rowan berries but those have a noticeably larger brown bit on the end.  Best guess is a crabapple.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393
    It has the look of Viburnum opulus but I wouldn't expect to find berries on that now
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 1,733
    I immediately thought of crabapple as it looked like the photo of @Papi Jo's in the thread "who's visiting your bird feeders" posted in December. 
  • RedSquirrelAbroadRedSquirrelAbroad Brussels Posts: 74
    Aren’t the berries too small for crab apple? And it has an open shrubby habit rather than tree-shaped. 

    I did wonder if it could be viburnum...
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,879
    Could it be one of the Viburnum family? Viburnum opulus (Guelder rose) or Viburnum setigerum?
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    I missed the 'shrub' bit in the title and was thinking of trees anyway!  D'Oh!
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,879
    Good grief. Half your posts appeared after I had posted mine so I'm sorry RedSquirrelAbroad if I have been repetitive in my responses.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • RedSquirrelAbroadRedSquirrelAbroad Brussels Posts: 74
    No worries @Ladybird4 it’s good to have your opinion too :) After checking a few websites, I think it must be viburnum opulus. Berries can persist into winter and the buds look right too. Apparently you can make jams and jellies with the berries! Dare I go foraging?! 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,879
    Only you can make that decision RedSquirrelAbroad.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • My red Viburnum opulus didn't make it into autumn, let alone this time of year - the blackbirds saw to that! And then started on the elderberries :)
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