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Old 06-15-2010, 11:41 AM   #21
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Tips and florals would be nice...
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:51 PM   #22
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Check out a google image search on Malus sargentii.
That would explain lenticels and spurs/thorns...

Malus sargentii leaf - Google Search=
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:37 PM   #23
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Wow, Gloria, looks like you've got a winner!
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:39 PM   #24
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I'm not so sure. All the references I find for Malus sargentii show it with no foliage on the lower trunk, with a traditional tree shape rather than a shrub shape. Also, my friend has never seen any fruit or flowers and the references cite a pink showy flower in the spring with red fruit following. Again, that may be explained by his pruning but who can tell. I'm gonna ask him to refrain from pruning at least the side by the house and see what turns up.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:53 PM   #25
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M. sargentii is in the Rosaceae Family and it is more "natural" as a mutli-stem shrub if left alone. Traditional "tree shapes" are a byproduct of landscapers making themselves "useful". People like a nice neat traditional "tree shape" and they'll pay for that "look". I think Gloria might have nailed this as a Malus sargentii cultivar of some sort. They sure did pump out a lot of them and there aren't an unlimited number of polymorphic options out there. The veining matches.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:09 AM   #26
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http://www.braungroup.com/images/Mul.../1MASAOOMS.JPG

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