So...... my hawthorne is all funky...
It doesn't look like a Washington hawthorn to me. Maybe a fruit tree or an ornamental fruit tree. I would cut the lower branches off and have a pretty decent looking tree.
Agree. It's not W.hawthorn; maybe seedling callery pear, but not Crataegus.
Looks like plum to me, or at least something from the prunus family
A Pear in my book.
but it has enormous thorns on it..I didn't like fruit trees had thorns?
Tree is a pear, these can be pokey.
No 'e' in hawthorn, when talking about a hawthorn tree.
well that kind of sucks. I got this from Arbor Day Foundation tagged as a washington hawthorn
When you began to think there was something wrong with the tree did you do a little Googling? I'm surprised you didn't find some pictures of the foliage in your research. It's totally different from your tree's.
Here is a link that might be useful:
no I didn't do any googling ... I just came here to gardenweb