|These thorny, densely flowering small trees have hardwood trunks that resemble muscles. White, pink, or red flower clusters are followed by small fruits which attract birds. Some fruits are juicy enough for jelly. Autumn foliage turns brilliant red or orange. After leaf drop, the wide-spreading branches are picturesque. Plant in a shrubbery border, behind lower shrubs, or as hedges or lawn trees. Do not plant where small children can get hurt by the thorns. Thrive in open woodlands and in almost any soil. Need winter chill. Prune to shape.
Its small white flowers develop into shiny red berries that stay on branches through mid-winter. An excellent hedge. Less prone to disease and insects than most Hawthorns. Transplant when dormant.
Attributes - Crataegus phaenopyrum
Plant Type: Tree
Bloom Season: Mid Spring
Flower Color: White
Height: 25 ft. to 30 ft.
Width: 25 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil. Low Maintenance.
Crataegus coccinoides, Crataegus columbiana, Crataegus douglasii, Crataegus laevigata, Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta', Crataegus succulenta