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Crataegus mollis

Also called Red Hawthorn


More About Crataegus mollis

  • Densely branched, rounded crown
  • Branches are covered in white flowers
  • Flowers are followed by berries, ripening yellow-red to scarlet
  • Leaves are oval-shaped, lobed, with serrated margins
  • Foliage becomes yellow to bronze in autumn
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Zone:

3

Height:

10-12 m

Spread:

6-8 m

Colour:

White
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Downy Hawthorn Growing and Maintenance Tips

One of the larger, growing crataegus, this plant can provide a beautiful show of flowers in the spring and colourful berries in the fall. Careful placement of this plant should be heeded, as the thorns can cause injury.


Crataegus mollis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Spreading
Rounded

Foliage Color

White
Bronze
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Crataegus mollis

Crataegus x lavallei

Crataegus x lavallei

Lavalle Hawthorn