We are trying to identify a bush in the yard.  Flowers are orange, leaves are roundish and small.  The picture looks like a quince but I can't tell if it has tiny thorns as the bush in our yard does.

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I have a flowering quince and it doesn't have thorns.  What you are describing sounds like a Crown of Thorns plant.  Perhaps they are related.  If you live in a very warm climate they could be of the same family.
If it is a mature quince bush it should be bearing fruit about now in NH. The fruit look like small hard apples. I'm trying to learn when they should be harvested, they make great jelly !!
I have a crown of thorns and they are probably cousins, mine has thorns, be careful they will cut you.  They drop fruit in the fall and produce another plant.  It keeps the one side of my porch really cool in the summer.  In the early spring when the beautiful blooms open, then the hummingbirds come every day.
by Master Gardner (152k points)

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