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    I spotted this tree on the Saint Mary's Universty campus in Halifax, NS in October. I just loved it, but don't know what kind it is. The leaves almost look like small, dense oak leaves. The berries are a vibrant red (not orange-red). For those who might be near the campus, the building to the left in the picture is the student union building, and the sports field is to the right.


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    Found a site that has a closeup photo of the same berries and leave. Hawthorn berry tree.
    http://www.rawrob.com/wild-fruit-ros...thorn-berries/
    Note the caution about correctly identifying the tree leaves.

    Think some cosmetic lines have hawthorn berry hand creams and like!

    I was going to say that the berries look like rose hips because I have seen a similar tree but also many shrubs with those berries near parking lots. Hey, bonus points if the berries are edible. Don't think I've tried hawthorn berries.
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    They have very pretty flowers in the spring. At U of Guelph they were planted all through the parking lots. They also had a lot of quince, which similarly flowers but has a much brighter colour range, and also fruits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lecale View Post
    They have very pretty flowers in the spring. At U of Guelph they were planted all through the parking lots. They also had a lot of quince, which similarly flowers but has a much brighter colour range, and also fruits.
    Quince? Well U of G is known for their agricultural programs. The average person does not know about quince unless someone cooks with the fruits or has known someone who grew the fruits.
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    Thank you very much for your help, Ciel!
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