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20 February 2007 @ 05:02 pm
I have a question for all you savvy plant folks out there.

There is a plant...a bush really...in my front yard, and I don't know what it is. We call it a "Devil Scratcher" or a "Devil's Thorn" bush, but does anyone know what the real name of it is?

Link to a picture of it. Sorry, it's not a great picture, but it's the only one I have of it in bloom. The thorns on the bush are about as long as from the tip of my finger to the first knuckle or so.

Thanks for any help!
Current Mood: curiouscurious
The Mistlethrush: Flowers - Poppygairid on February 20th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
It sort of looks like a cotoneaster, but it's sort of hard to tell. Where do you live? Also, what's the size of the shrub---does it produce fruit (specifically red berries)? A better shot of the leaves and one of the general shape from further back might be helpful. *squinting*
Homey G Jennsanitusautumnfaerie on February 20th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
I live in North Carolina, USA. The shrub has never produced any berries or fruit I've been aware of.

I ran outside and took a few more pictures of it. There's not much to see yet, as it's still winter here. The picture I posted was taken last spring.


Sorry they suck, it's a gray, windy day outside and my photography skills leave much to be desired. =)
The Mistlethrush: G Illumination by semyazagairid on February 20th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
Okay--well, I'm not sure because I still can't get a good look at the leaves. I thought it might be either a cotoneaster or an Indian hawthorne or possibly a quince. I lived in NC for a year and those were plants I remeber from the area.

Anyway, this is a link to Monrovia nursery--you can look through their library and see if anything jumps out at you. I have tagged this thread because now I want to know what it is!

Homey G Jennsanitusautumnfaerie on February 20th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
Ah ha! Ok, I was wrong, I do have two more pictures of that bush. These actually show leaves.


That site is actually interesting though. I didn't find the bush I was looking for, but I found another bush that lives in my yard I didn't know the name of, a Cranberry Cotoneaster.