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Potential tree discovery

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WhatToDo99 Thu 30-Mar-17 11:30:17

Does anyone know what this might be? I found it literally in the middle of a load of hypericum which I removed. Hopefully it's a keeper as it looks quite pretty. Thanks!

JT05 Thu 30-Mar-17 12:47:31

Looks like it's got thorny bits on the branches. In that case it could be a japonica shrub or a hawthorn tree. Any signs of blossom?

WhatToDo99 Thu 30-Mar-17 13:44:35

No, no sign of blossom at the moment.

MrsBertBibby Thu 30-Mar-17 19:23:57

Not a hawthown, with those leaves

Trethew Thu 30-Mar-17 22:45:35

A better picture of the leaves would give us a chance, esp when they've opened a little more

JeNeSuisPasVotreMiel Fri 31-Mar-17 07:40:34

Leaves make me think of cherry, but the thorns say otherwise.

MewlingQuim Fri 31-Mar-17 07:45:37

Thorns and rounded leaves like a cherry, could be crataegus prunifolia.

It is a type of ornamental hawthorn which gets white flowers in spring, big red berries and lovely red colour leaves in autumn.

It does look a bit like one but it is hard to tell until the leaves open a bit more.

shovetheholly Fri 31-Mar-17 07:49:41

It's really difficult to identify a tree just from its form. We need a picture of the young leaves!!

Trethew Fri 31-Mar-17 20:30:11

I think Mewling might be right, but doesn't a cockspur thorn have really long thorns, like an inch long?? Can't tell from the pic

WhatToDo99 Sun 02-Apr-17 15:08:19

Here's a hopefully better photo if the leaves

WhatToDo99 Sun 02-Apr-17 15:08:43

Of the leaves

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