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    03 / 01 / 2014

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I was clearing out our backyard and chopped much of this tree because I thought it was privet. Upon closer inspection, I realized that each shoot off the branch ends in a sharp thorn. My searching points to hawthorn or autumn olive, but these leaves are small, round, and smooth. Additionally, the leaves are growing on the thorn, not around it.ÊThe tallest branches were probably 10-15 feet. I don’t recall ever noticing any fruit on the tree, but perhaps I never paid that much attention to it. Any ideas?


  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Pyracantha is another good guess… I blogged on that mess…

    March 3rd, 2014 at 12:28pm

  • marksfam Leaf Lover says:

    Looks like pyracantha to me. I had it espaliered on a wall for years.

    March 3rd, 2014 at 11:45am

  • Rachel Registered says:

    Sorry for the photo. I wanted to be able to show the small leaves. I looked up quince photos and their l leaves seem much smaller. Maybe leaf size vary by variety?

    March 2nd, 2014 at 3:59pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Upside down branch kinda difficult to diagnose… Possible quince?

    March 1st, 2014 at 7:24pm

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