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lynne551
May 18, 2020 3:15 PM CST
I have been sent a bare rooted merry weather damson tree that I ordered from a mail order company. However when I opened the box I noticed that it had huge thorns on it. Does a damson merry weather tree normally have thorns?
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 18, 2020 3:46 PM CST
I don't think so. Can you post a photo?
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lynne551
May 19, 2020 1:46 AM CST
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
May 19, 2020 10:26 AM CST
That doesn't look right. Have you contacted the seller? I think you got the wrong Prunus sp. If I had to guess, because of the thorns and leaves, I would say its a Prunus spinosa. Did the seller also have Blackthorns for sale?
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Webmaster: osnnv.org
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lynne551
May 19, 2020 11:12 AM CST
Thanks for your reply. I have just been on their website and yes they do sell blackthorn. Is that what you think it might be?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 19, 2020 11:13 AM CST
Yes.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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