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Would anyone be so kind as to tell me the name of the prickly shrub which  has hawthorn like small white flowers in May?

Hostafan1

supernoodle, that actually made me laugh out loud. Thanks.

Supernoodle

Was a gift of a lead line....

Sorry, Musical Cricketer, couldn't resist.

Hope someone more sensible can help you out

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nutcutlet

That would be my first guess.

we may need a few more clues, or even better a photo.

Clues:

Evergreen or deciduous

Scent

leaf shape

Size

 

Thank you. I have seen this shrub a few times now particularly used as a low hedge overlooking a garden wall.

nutcutlet

So, is it evergreen?

Try googling pyracantha for a start.

Berberis is a good hedging shrub with barbs, it is reddish in colour and yellow flowers in spring.

Hedging shrub with small white flowers in Spring.Evergreen.

nutcutlet

Have you tried googling Pyracantha yet?

Salino

..clearly a vexing question.... can I have 4 choices please?

so I can either...ask the audience...phone a friend...or do a 50/50... thank you...

nutcutlet

We're not getting many clue are we

What aspect of the flowers is hawthorn like? Is it the colour, the shape of the individual flowers, the way the flowers are arranged?

Are the leaves dark or light green. Are they shaped like hawthorn, long and thin, short and wide, divided into lobes.

There are a lot of shrubs and trees and although we're good we don't do ESP

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Gardenmaiden

Could it be Potentilla http://www.rhs.org.uk/Search?query=potentilla

Dovefromabove

It really would be helpful if we could see a photo 

nutcutlet

my privet doesn't have prickles nor does my potentilla.