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Red berry trees

Posted by randy 6-VA (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 18, 08 at 13:58

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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RE: Red berry trees

Most likely some form of crabapple.

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


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RE: Red berry trees

I have gotten some help from the Tree Forum and believe these trees are Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'. Thanks.


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RE: Red berry trees

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 19, 09 at 23:22

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.


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RE: Red berry trees

Sounds like Mountain Ash or Rowan


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RE: Red berry trees

No. These are definitely Crataegus 'Winter King".


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