Thorny trees with berries

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  1. Bradley72

    Bradley72 Member

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    Hi, we just moved into our new home and in the yard there is a tree that has thorns and berries. Almost looks like two different trees grown together. Can anyone tell us what it may be?
     
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    Pictures of whole tree and close-ups of leaf arrangment and thorns sure would help. barb
     
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    I'll guess Hawthorn.
     
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    Sideroxylon lycioides?
     
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    Here are a couple of pics, it looks like two trees together.
     

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    The "Autumn Blaze" cultivar has thorns.
     
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    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years of Activity

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    Probably a named pear cultivar grafted onto a seedling rootstock (or perhaps a clonal rootstock). At any rate - if this appears to be the situation - the different shoots coming from the bottom should be cut off.
     
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    Or two self-sown seedlings that came up close to each other. Quite likely considering the way it is so invasive in the eastern USA, often forming dense thickets.
     

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