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Crataegus phaenopyrum

Crataegus phaenopyrum - Washington Hawthorn - Ripened Fruit

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

Interesting Notes:

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

Zone:

3

Height:

8-10 m

Spread:

8-9 m

Colour:

White
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Oval
Rounded
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)
Orange
Red

Landscape uses

Specimen

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