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Aralia spinosa


By Wagger

Aralia spinosa (Aralia spinosa)

Can anybody identify this tree? Next photo shows the trunk - vicious.- named by Andrewr, thanks.

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Someone will know. This mass of berries is unusual and impressive. Is this growing in your garden?

13 Nov, 2008


No it's not but I would like to get one. I can't find it in Hilliers Dictionary of Trees and Shrubs or RHS Gardeners' Encyclopedia. (that doesn't mean it's not in there, I just can't see it.)

13 Nov, 2008


Strange - when I saw the berries, I thought 'Elder' but I've never seen an Elder with a prickly trunk!

13 Nov, 2008


It's beautiful in spring too with huge panicles of creamy-white flowers

13 Nov, 2008


More mysterious still, as that sounds JUST like an Elder!

13 Nov, 2008


I've trawled the Sambucus entries and nothing seems to match. I'm stumped.

13 Nov, 2008

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