I walk around a lot and have no doubt seen thousands or tens of thousands of local trees and bushes. I recognise most of them either by name or just by appearance. One particular tree I haven’t see anywhere else, and google brings up nothing relevant, even after countless pages of results, and of image search results.
The main identifying trait of this tree is pale yellow-orange berries. They are slightly larger than a large grape. They grow individually, not in clusters or along branches, but singly with several inches between each one. They are already coming off the tree, right at the start of August, so I’ve trod on a few and they just squelch: there’s no stone or anything within, it’s just liquid and skin and a little bit of goo.
The tree itself is about five metres tall, somewhere over twenty feet. It grows over the top of a hawthorn bush, so whatever soil that grows in, that’s what’s there. The leaves are about four inches long and rather narrow for their length. They have a single point and are very different from the hawthorn leaves on the other bush.
The location of the tree is in the English east midlands, but I don’t think the tree is native to the area. As I say, I’ve seen a lot of local trees and bushes, some imported for whatever purpose, but I’ve only seen two of these, and they’re quite close to each other.
I haven’t got a camera, I’m afraid, so no photos.