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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Tree fruit from Portland, Oregon - sort of looks like lychee

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Hood River, OR

September 25, 2012
12:16 AM

Post #9285644

I noticed this fruit-bearing tree next to my parking spot in the Chinatown/Old Town section of downtown Portland. The fruit looks somewhat like a lychee, but the pattern on its skin doesn't look like a traditional lychee. It almost looks like a cross between a lychee and a small noni fruit.

I didn't take a photo of the tree, but it comes up on Google Streetview. It looks like it is part of a street improvement project near Chinatown, and I wonder if it is East Asian in origin to fit in with that theme.


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Beautiful, BC
(Zone 9b)

September 25, 2012
12:43 AM

Post #9285647

Cornus kousa, maybe Cornus kousa var. chinensis.
Hood River, OR

September 25, 2012
12:49 AM

Post #9285648

Thank you, growin. That appears to be it. The berries are quite tasty, I should add.


United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #9285765

Ditto to Cornus kousa, and ditto to the delicious fruit!


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