I’m trying to find information about this tree that I didn’t plant. Looking for information in terms of pruning, etc. enter image description here

It had white flowers on it this spring, but is now flower less and has very few young berry-esque type fruits growing on it. They’re very small still, but it seems they’re going from green to a red. This in Michigan.

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Thanks to Bryan Hanson for the answer! Found a picture online of it with flowers: enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Where is this plant located? $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:57
  • $\begingroup$ Could you please add close-ups of the leaves, flowers and fruits? $\endgroup$
    – Arsak
    Jun 12, 2019 at 5:07
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    $\begingroup$ @Chris Michigan. Sorry I should have included that in OP. I will upload closer pictures sometime today when I return home. $\endgroup$
    – taskle
    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Taskle please edit your own post to include your location as well as additional close-up images of the leaves and fruit. The more detail the better! $\endgroup$ Jun 12, 2019 at 19:21
  • $\begingroup$ I've added additional pictures, with closeups on the leaves as well as one of the fruits. I can really only count 2-3 fruits growing as of right now on it. $\endgroup$
    – taskle
    Jun 12, 2019 at 20:51

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Revised Answer

The additional pictures point to something in the genus Prunus. Note that there are extrafloral nectaries at the base of the leaves, and feathery stipules are visible (see here for annotated picture of a different species). Since it has a weeping habit, and doubly toothed leaves, I think what you have there might be a Japanese Weeping Cherry Prunus subhirtella var. pendula (but other names seem to be in use). Some info here which seems consistent with your specimen.

Original Incorrect Answer

I think you are probably looking at Ulmus glabra "Camperdownii" or a similar cultivar. This is a "weeping" elm variety that is produced by grafting; all plants are descendants of a single tree. Wikipedia gives the full background. Your specimen has somewhat more pointy leaves than many of the images for Camperdown Elm I found online, but apparently there can be some variation.

EDIT: The fruit picture (added after my answer) clearly rules out my answer! Also looks like there are nectaries at the base of the leaves.

  • $\begingroup$ The Japanese Weeping Cherry is definitely it. I found some pictures online and the “snow” colored flowers are a perfect match as to what it looked like back in April. $\endgroup$
    – taskle
    Jun 13, 2019 at 1:54

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