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    06 / 08 / 2018

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    Adam Woolsey


I believe these 2 trees are from a National Arbor Day gift shipment. I thought they were a maple variety but the thorns have confused me. Any ideas what I have here? Are the thorns going to be permanent or are they just a juvenile defense? Any help with identification would be greatly appreciated.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    OOps, sorry Sean Teague! when I logged on, this post was shown as an unanswered post :(.

    June 11th, 2018 at 8:53am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    One-seeded hawthorn another species in the genus (C. mongyna).

    June 9th, 2018 at 12:10pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Maybe a species in the hawthorn genus (Crataegus). Sorry, I can’t tell which on this is. You could get in touch with the Arbor Day Foundation folks to help narrowing down the ID. The thorns are usually “permanent” on hawthorn species. Check out these included links for information on the genus. Best wishes!

    June 9th, 2018 at 12:05pm

  • Sean Teague Registered says:

    Washington Hawthorn. Birds love them, people cutting grass hate them. We love ours, especially then it blooms and when the masses of red berries come in. Don’t be afraid, plant it where it can get plenty of sun and some where that you can sit to watch all the birds.

    June 8th, 2018 at 7:32pm

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