Stone fruit ID

Found this plant in my neighborhood (z6b) where it seems to have been planted for landscaping. Anybody know what it is? The fruits do have a single pit, so I’m guessing it may be a stone fruit of some sort.They’re about cherry size.

I didn’t try any fruit of course, but it looks tempting.

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It might be cherry laurel, so you better don’t try it.

I don’t like cherry laurel. It doesn’t have a use to wildlife here and it is poisonous. It is planted for landscaping quite often, cause it is an evergreen.

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I have a huge cherry laurel and have never seen berries on it. It is over 35 years old.

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Thats odd. My girlfriend insists in having a hedgerow of them (evergreen you know…). Since we now are parents we had to prune out all those berries from it. The berries are said to be slightly sweet and if consumed in numbers bigger than 3! they are intoxicating. I am talking about Prunus laurocerasus.

But to be correct I have to add the toxic component is mostly inside the leaves and the seeds itself. You would have to open the stone and eat the seed to ingest a dangerous dose. The flesh is only slightly toxic.

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