Downy hawthorn (Crataegus mollis)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Downy hawthorn
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Downy hawthorn (Crataegus mollis)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3a
Mature Height Mature Height
20 to 30 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
25 to 30 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to 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
wide-spreading, rounded form with horizontal branches; 20-30’ tall; 25-30’ wide; a few, sharp thorns on branches; white flowers in mid spring; non-persistent, scarlet fruit in summer; fuzzy, larger leaves; no fall color; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; plant in spring only; drought tolerant; sensitive to road salt; very susceptible to cedar apple rust which defoliates the tree; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3a

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

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