Washington hawthorn (Crataegus phaenopyrum)

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Washington hawthorn (Crataegus phaenopyrum)

Cultivars:
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
20 to 30 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
20 to 25 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
multi-stemmed tree with upright, vase-shaped form and low branches; 20-30’ tall; 20-25’ wide; white flowers in mid June; bright, orange-red, persistent fruit in clusters in fall that attracts birds; orange to scarlet-purple fall color; sharp thorns on branches; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; plant in spring only; drought, urban, and sandy soil tolerant; sensitive to road salt; susceptible to cedar apple rust; native to eastern U.S.; hardy to zone 4b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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