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Billkcmo

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Hawthorne I think
« 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. 
 
 

meushi

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Re: Hawthorne I think
« Reply #1 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
 

ken duncan

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Re: Hawthorne I think
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 12:21 PM »
Nice tree Bill.
The leaves look like maybe a crab apple.
Ken
 
 

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Re: Hawthorne I think
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2009, 12:32 PM »
I agree w/ Ken.  The little crabapple-looking things do too. :)
 

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Re: Hawthorne I think
« Reply #4 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.
 

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Re: Hawthorne I think
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 08:45 AM »
This is a pyracantha--firethorn
 

BarbaraM

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Re: Hawthorne I think
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2009, 09:53 AM »
I vote pyracantha.
 

AlexV

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Re: Hawthorne I think
« Reply #7 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.
 

Billkcmo

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Re: Hawthorne I think
« Reply #8 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