Plant ID forum: What ID was decided?

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 22, 2011 11:18 AM CST
I should have taken a picture of the whole bush. The bush is weeping and looks much like a Spirea Bridal Wreath when it blooms in the spring. It has small thorns and the berries look like those on a pyracantha.
Thumb of 2011-10-22/Paul2032/b2ce9d

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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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gardengus
Oct 23, 2011 7:27 PM CST
Looks like a weeping crab apple to me.
no idea what one there are so very many types.
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 23, 2011 8:28 PM CST
Thanks but I'm certain it is not a crab apple. I'm almost sure it is some kind of pyracantha. I googled pyracantha and found some similar but not the same. Berries are not in clusters but are along the branch. Leaves look the same and it has small thorns.
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raydio
Dec 2, 2011 2:37 PM CST
How large are the fruits? Can we see one cut open as well as the seeds?

Also, can you get a shot of the mature trunk? And maybe one of the whole plant?


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JRsbugs
Dec 2, 2011 3:13 PM CST
I thought this was sorted, thanks for bringing it up Robert.

It looks like Euonymus europaeus, there's one called Red Cascade. Have you seen the seeds split?

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Euonymus+europaeus&um=1&ie=...

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plantladylin
Dec 2, 2011 4:26 PM CST
Paul, I agree with Janet, your plant definitely looks to be Euonymus europaeus:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1706/#b

And, we could sure use information and your photo's in the database: Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaeus)
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Dec 2, 2011 5:32 PM CST
Thank you for your continues interest. I took some more pictures.
Thumb of 2011-12-02/Paul2032/ae1b3d The whole bush Dec. 2....probably 8 by 8

Thumb of 2011-12-02/Paul2032/8e752c Some remaining berries....they are falling fast

Thumb of 2011-12-02/Paul2032/ffa8b9 The trunk area....branches are a little thorny...none on trunk

Thumb of 2011-12-02/Paul2032/d70dcf fallen berries

Thumb of 2011-12-02/Paul2032/d34057 berries on right...opened berries on left.....each contains a single hard pit....above..
Does that help...this is fun!
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JRsbugs
Dec 2, 2011 6:51 PM CST
The fruits don't have the 'winged' effect of Euonymus europaeus. Maybe a crab apple! Maybe not!

More research to be done..
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JRsbugs
Dec 2, 2011 6:57 PM CST
A few crab apples to compare, I found a Weeping Candied Crabapple but you can't enlarge the photo. Another photo I found has long cherry-like stalks..

http://www.sharplessauctions.com/05_08_10/5_08fruit_trees.ht...

http://www.larknursery.com/reference.html

I looked at most of the red crab apples, they all have cherry-like fruit stalks.

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eclayne
Dec 2, 2011 7:38 PM CST

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Prunus? Some plums and cherries have thorns.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Dec 2, 2011 7:56 PM CST
I was looking at cherry plums, I found one photo which looked similar but only one which didn't enlarge! Red Diamond I think it was called.

http://www.naturehills.com/product/red_diamond_cherry_plum.a...

The fruits look too big on that.

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