Washington Hawthorn

Crataegus phaenopyrum

  • Upright, rounded to oval form with arching branches
  • Sharp thorns grow along the branches that are covered in white flowers in spring
  • Flowers are followed by berries, ripening to a bright red
  • Glossy dark green leaves are somewhat lobed and serrated
  • Foliage turns shades of orange and red in autumn
  • Bloom Time: Spring

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
White

HEIGHT:
8-10 m

SPREAD:
8-9 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


While this plant can provide a beautiful show of flowers in the spring, and colourful berries lasting into the winter, careful placement of this plant should be heeded, as the thorns can cause injury. Grown as a shrub, it can be used as a barrier for unwanted animals. It can be grown as a specimen tree or multi-stemmed shrub.

Additional Notes about Washington Hawthorn:


Phaenopyrum comes from Greek, meaning "resembling a pear", in probable reference to the flowers.

Crataegus phaenopyrum is native to areas around us.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
FLOWERING TIME:
Spring
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Red
Orange
Green (dark)
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen