More About Crataegus phaenopyrum
- Upright, rounded to oval form with arching branches
- Sharp thorns grow along the branches, covered in white flowers
- 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
Phaenopyrum comes from Greek, meaning "resembling a pear", in probable reference to the flowers.
Washington Hawthorn 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.
Crataegus phaenopyrum Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)