Winter King hawthorn (Crataegus viridis 'Winter King')

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Winter King hawthorn
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Winter King hawthorn (Crataegus viridis 'Winter King')
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
20 to 25 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
20 to 30 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
vase-shaped to rounded form; wide spreading with low branches; 20-25’ tall; 20-30’ wide; few if any thorns; silver gray bark that exfoliates exposing orange inner bark; white flowers in late May; bright scarlet, persistent fruit in fall that attracts birds; yellow to orangish fall color; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; plant in spring only; urban and drought tolerant; sensitive to road salt; 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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