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22/05/2014 at 18:35

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

22/05/2014 at 18:45


Ask me another. 

22/05/2014 at 18:55

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

22/05/2014 at 18:56

 Me too

22/05/2014 at 18:59

Was a gift of a lead line....

Sorry, Musical Cricketer, couldn't resist.

Hope someone more sensible can help you out

22/05/2014 at 19:01

That would be my first guess.

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


Evergreen or deciduous


leaf shape



22/05/2014 at 19:04

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

22/05/2014 at 19:07

So, is it evergreen?

Try googling pyracantha for a start.

22/05/2014 at 19:08

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

22/05/2014 at 20:43

Photo please 

22/05/2014 at 23:15

Hedging shrub with small white flowers in Spring.Evergreen.

23/05/2014 at 08:39

Have you tried googling Pyracantha yet?

23/05/2014 at 16:30

It is not a Pyracantha,thank you. 

23/05/2014 at 16:44

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

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

23/05/2014 at 17:10

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

23/05/2014 at 18:09

Could it be Potentilla

23/05/2014 at 18:11

It really would be helpful if we could see a photo 

23/05/2014 at 18:27


23/05/2014 at 19:04

Sounds like privet?

23/05/2014 at 19:14

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


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