A smaller shrub only about 2 feet tall with dull brown rigid branches. Had small round black berries stemming off of the branches. The leaves themselves also varied in colour as some were green, while others were orange or yellow. There were only a couple of these bushes in the area.
Medium sized tree standing around 2 meters tall. The tree was deciduous with small leaves that were around 5cm long. The leaves were segmented and oval shaped with smooth edges. The tree had light grey to brown bark. The tree was in close proximity to several other trees of the same species.
Today at lunch I explored some of McClendon East park -- I rarely go out here... Found some interesting things and LOTS of dry plants... We really need some rain soon. :-/
Merrimack County, New Hampshire, US
The bark is spotted and smoth (young). The leaves are simple and oblong/oval shaped. The leaves have small tight serations and they alternate on the branch. There are dark red/black berries that are very tart.
Prunus is a genus of trees and shrubs, which includes the plums, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots and almonds. Around 430 species are spread throughout the northern temperate regions of the globe. Many members of the genus are widely cultivated for fruit and ornament. The fruit from this genus are commonly called the stone fruit.