Red berry trees

randy(6-VA)November 18, 2008

I'm trying to find the name of the remarkable trees I see growing in town (Waynesboro VA). I've always thought of them as winterberry trees but I don't believe this is correct. They are probably about twelve feet high and the crown about the same width. They have a single trunk with branches coming out at about 5 or 6 feet. The branches are covered with bright red berries just about all winter. They are the brightest color around right now and are a winter delight.

Any help appreciated. Many thanks.

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Most likely some form of crabapple.

Here is a link that might be useful: crabapple in winter

    Bookmark   November 19, 2008 at 10:06AM
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I have gotten some help from the Tree Forum and believe these trees are Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'. Thanks.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2008 at 12:39PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

That has larger, less numerous fruits that do not persist that long out here, sometimes even falling in November. Your tree might be Washington hawthorn, that looks more like a winterberry in fruit and they last a long time.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2009 at 11:22PM
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feldon(z7 WA)

Sounds like Mountain Ash or Rowan

    Bookmark   July 19, 2009 at 4:09PM
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No. These are definitely Crataegus 'Winter King".

    Bookmark   July 19, 2009 at 9:04PM
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