soft, bright red spiney balls on the tree in the Fall about 1" diameter

Asked October 25, 2015, 5:17 PM EDT

Don't know what kind of tree this is, looked all over the internet for hours trying to find it. Can you help? New Stanton, PA Mick

Westmoreland County Pennsylvania

1 Response

It could be the Japanese Kousa Dogwood. These leave a red ball on a stem fruit that usually is picked over by birds. A very pretty ornamental.
See:
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/landscape/trees/hgic1010.html
picture of fruit is shown mid way down the page.

Thanks, G.