Russian hawthorn (Crataegus ambigua)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Russian hawthorn
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Russian hawthorn (Crataegus ambigua)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
15 to 20 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 20 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
multi-stemmed tree; rounded to spreading form; 15-20’ tall and wide; fewer thorns; small, glossy, deeply lobed leaves; white flowers; showy, bright red fruit in late summer to fall that attracts birds; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; plant in spring only; cedar quince rust resistant, but is susceptible to leaf blight which defoliates the tree; native to Asia; hardy to zone 4b

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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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