What is it?

Kerry 5Kerry 5 Posts: 2


Hi I have a shrub growing profusely through the hedge beside my house with very hard green fruits about marble size and I was wondering if anyone can tell me what it is? I have searched on Google without success. Thanks in advance.





  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,122

    Looks like wild damson to me.

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,831

    Or maybe Greengage? Damson fruit tends to be longer rather than rounded like this.

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,122

    Greengage generally has bigger clusters of fruit that's why I plumped for damson and it's still early for damson and the fruit starts round.

  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 379

    Could be a Sloe bush, Prunus Spinosa

  • Kerry 5Kerry 5 Posts: 2

    Hi guys thanks for the replies image i don't think they are sloe's as ive picked those before and the bush was thorny where this one isnt. I have just cut one open & it has a stone in if that helps?



    Ive added another pic.

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Todmorden, West YorksPosts: 3,994

    I think it could be a bullace - another sort of wild plum, like a damson but with rounder, sweeter fruit.  They used to grow wild near my granny's house in rural Essex, and she made them into jam and pies.  There's pics on Google...

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,777

    I'm going for bullace too - some ripen to a greeny yellowish colour with a flush of pink, and some ripen black like a damson -some info here


    Lovely for pies and tarts, and they make superb wine. 


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