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    Those spines do look like hawthorn to me - and I've had a REAL good close up view of them today (as I was plucking them out of me) although mine has leaves and flowers now (great - I can take my coat off).

    I'm think that it flowers and fruits on this years growth so the previous owner may have been pruning it into spurs to get the haws for jam and keep it within manageable limits..

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    You could use the hawthorn as a root stock for grafting apple onto
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    Quote Originally Posted by starloc View Post
    You could use the hawthorn as a root stock for grafting apple onto
    That sounds far too complicated for my ability!

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    It looks like hawthorn but we have two wild pears which show very similar thorns, I bought them, £1 each years ago to encourage the local wildlife, that's the birdlife not the local yahoos full of buckfast..

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