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General Category => Fruiting and Flowering Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Billkcmo on July 14, 2009, 11:15 AM

Title: Hawthorne I think
Post by: Billkcmo on July 14, 2009, 11:15 AM
This tree needs surface roots.  It blooms with clusters of white flowers and
the fruit has small seed that sprout the next year. 
 
Title: Re: Hawthorne I think
Post by: meushi on July 14, 2009, 12:02 PM
Bill,


it doesn't look like hawthorn to me, I am thinking some sort of firethorn maybe? Could you post a better picture of the leaves?

Michael
Title: Re: Hawthorne I think
Post by: ken duncan on July 14, 2009, 12:21 PM
Nice tree Bill.
The leaves look like maybe a crab apple.
Ken
 
Title: Re: Hawthorne I think
Post by: bwaynef on July 14, 2009, 12:32 PM
I agree w/ Ken.  The little crabapple-looking things do too. :)
Title: Re: Hawthorne I think
Post by: AlexV on July 14, 2009, 12:42 PM
At first I thought the leaves and fruit were too small, but then I realized the tree is much bigger than I originally thought.  Like several others my guess is it is a crabapple, there are a tun of varieties and strain crosses that make the leaves a little different, so it may be hard to tell exactly which type.
Title: Re: Hawthorne I think
Post by: rockm on July 15, 2009, 08:45 AM
This is a pyracantha--firethorn
Title: Re: Hawthorne I think
Post by: BarbaraM on July 16, 2009, 09:53 AM
I vote pyracantha.
Title: Re: Hawthorne I think
Post by: AlexV on July 16, 2009, 12:34 PM
The leaves and fruit just seem too big for pyracantha.  From another picture he took I suspect the white tub the tree is sitting on is about 3 feet across, making those leaves about 4" long, much bigger than the pyrocanthus I see growing around here.  The fruit also seem to be alone, not in huge bunches the way pyrocanthus grows in my experience.  Actually, what would really help would be a close up of the leaves and fruit with a lighter or coke can for perspective.
Title: Re: Hawthorne I think
Post by: Billkcmo on July 16, 2009, 01:16 PM
It is a tree from the Malus family.  It came from a Japanese gentleman in Omaha Nebr.  He returned to Japan and gave the tree to a friend who passed it on to me when he went into a nursing home.  I have had it a few years and am trying to develop surface roots.  It looks to me that it was an airlayer.  BIll