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I have a tree in my garden in West Sussex. 
It is around 15 feet tall. We have no idea what it is but the birds love the berries in autumn when they turn dark. Does anyone know what it might be and if its poisonous to dogs. Many thanks 


  • Berries turn dark red in autumn. I can send more photos if required. Blossom is white and almost as soon as it flowers it falls rapidly
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    edited May 2020
    The remains of the flowers attached to the ends of the young fruit make me think it's a crabapple.  There are hundreds of varieties though!  Close-ups of the leaves, blossom or mature fruit might help in narrowing it down.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  •  Thanks, hope these help, 1 pound coin for size ref 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,688
    Could be an Amelanchier tree. Amelanchier Canadensis has similar shaped leaves.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Pretty sure now that is indeed a crab apple - here are a few but it may take you a while to ID it exactly (assuming it's a cultivar):

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks will have a look. 
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