English hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
English hawthorn
English hawthorn English hawthorn
English hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata)

Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
15 to 25 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
18 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
dense, rounded form with low branches; 15-25’ tall; 18-20’ wide; showy flowers in late May; bright scarlet, non-persistent fruit; sharp thorns on branches; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; plant in spring only; susceptible to cedar apple rust and leaf blight which can defoliate the tree, susceptible to fireblight; native to Europe and north Africa; hardy to zone 4b

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

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