Trees that have thorns on the trunk are the honey locust and the coral tree. The honey locust, in particular, is notorious for the long and vicious thorns that grow on its trunk.Continue Reading
The thorns on its trunk and branches make the honey locust not as popular in parks or gardens as it might be. This is despite the sweet taste of its seed pods and the fact that the tree is deer-resistant and can tolerate heat, drought and poor, salty soil.
The coral tree is grown for its spectacular red flowers, in spite of the fact that both its trunk and its branches bear thorns. Native to southern Africa, it has been introduced into India and the United States.Learn more about Trees & Bushes
Trees with red berries on them include are the holly and the coffee tree. The holly is grown both for its red berries, which appear in the fall and winter, as well as for its glossy, dark green foliage.Full Answer >
The lychee tree is a native Chinese tree that features a round top with dense foliage and a gray, brittle trunk. The lychee produces yellow-green flowers and oval-shaped fruit that is either red or pink in color.Full Answer >
To prune a mature apple tree, cut dead, diseased and damaged branches off near the trunk, and remove any shoots growing on the base of the tree. Cut away the vertical shoots growing on the main branches of the tree, and thin the fruit-bearing branches out so that they are evenly spaced. Remove branches that are competing by cutting of the weaker branch where the branches fork at the tree trunk.Full Answer >
To trim a lemon tree, prune back around a third of the growth about one inch away from the trunk or main branches. Always cut the branches at an angle facing away from the tree.Full Answer >