I know one leaf isn't much to go on, but I hope someone can give me a clue as to what type of tree or shrub has this leaf! The leaves are simple and alternating, and have just turned red on the top but are still green underneath. I didn't plant it, so I'm guessing it has berries or nuts that a bird or squirrel brought to my backyard. I would send a photo of the tree/shrub, but it is only about 18" tall right now so I'm not sure that would help. Thanks! Susan.
I'd go ahead and take some pictures of the plant--at 18" it might not be enough for ID but it's still one more bit of info beyond just seeing the leaf.
My guess is on Callery Pear (Bradford Pear)
Thanks. I think Resin is right, it probably is a Bradford Pear. I thought pear leaves were always pointed at the tips, but I just found a picture of Bradford Pear leaves showing some that are rounded at the end.
woo hoo- that was my secret guess. Really, it was! Partly due to the proposed self seeding that happened in my general geographic area.