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Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by MichaelStanfield, Aug 21, 2010.
Nice miniature crab apples? Name please!
Are you sure that this is a crabapple?
That was my question earlier too but did not want to look silly. Having said that not sure what. My immediate reaction was my pom pom shrub [Viburnum???? ]
Ha! Asking silly questions: just one of the valuable services I perform!
By Jove, Liz, I think you might have got it.
Viburnum opulus I believe. Common name Guelder rose.
Crab apples are edible and safe, whereas Viburnum opulus is mildly toxic.
Quote from wiki....."The fruit is edible in small quantities, with a very acidic taste; it can be used to make jelly. It is however very mildly toxic, and may cause vomiting or diarrhea if eaten in large amounts "
Ditto to Guelder-rose Viburnum opulus.
Thanks everyone for your quick replies and interesting blogs. You will have to remember I am English, and English people don't always say what they mean or mean what they say....you have to admit that one berry by itself certainly looks like a miniature crab apple! Cheers! Michael
Well I am pleased I got something into the right area. Ours have recently gone through the autumn. Waiting on the spring flowers now.