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What kind of plant is this thorny bush/vine in my yard? [closed]

Just moved into a new place and this plant seems to be taking over most of the planting area and seems to be choking some of the other trees and plants around it. I'm about to aggressively prune it ...
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Euphorbia milii (crown of thorns)

I am pretty new to keeping plants, and I have a Euphorbia Milii as a houseplant now sitting in a terracotta pot. I planted it in cactus soil, and I generally water it well, waiting for the soil to dry ...
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Shallow root thorny plant zone 6 (NE Indiana)

What are some thorny plants that will thrive in zone 6 but also have shallow roots? The reason I ask is my neighbors, despite everything else I've tried, wont keep their dogs out of my yard. I can't ...
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Identify multi-stemmed thorny shrub with alternate ovate leaves

Can any one identify this tree from these leaves pic ? It has thorns too. Adding more pics. I am in St. Louis MO.
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How to tame a Pyracantha

I have an old house (built in the 50s) on a large lot (~ 1/2 acre) that was previously owned by some older folks that didn't keep up with the landscaping very well. I've been slowly trying to get it ...
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What is this tree/bush with thorns and small blue solid fruits?

There's a tree in our yard of which we do not know it's name. In other parts of the yard it grows more like a bush. It has thorns and grows small solid fruits that turn dark blue when ripe. On the ...
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How sharp are sea berry thorns?

I've read that sea buckthorn needles are lethal, so I was wondering how sharp they are. Are they like sewing needles, or like a pen point?