This is Pyrancantha Angustifolia the more common name is narrowleaf firethorn. It makes these beautiful orange berries in the fall. The branches have 1″ long thorns on them that really hurt if you get stuck by them.
They are perfect to use in decorating. Trim a branch off and place on a fireplace mantle, as a table centerpiece or just use the berries in a clear vase they are quite beautiful.
We have two of these and they are really big. We have them on a side fence line, but their color does stand out. When the weather gets cooler the berries seem to get a brighter colored orange.
The colors of fall are quite beautiful. I wish we had great fall foliage here but when the trees lose the leaves they just turn brown there is no in between. I hope to capture some fall foliage next month in the Texas Hill Country.