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Crataegus phaenopyrum (Washington Hawthorn)

Washington Hawthorn, Washington Thorn, Crataegus cordata


Crataegus phaenopyrum (Washington Hawthorn) is a small, low-branching, deciduous tree of graceful habit with a dense, broadly oval to rounded crown. In late spring to early summer, it is generously covered in dense clusters of creamy-white flowers and provides a spectacular floral display. In summer, its strongly horizontal branches are clothed with glossy leaves adorned with 3-5 pointed lobes. Like most hawthorns, they are well armed with slender thorns, about 1-3 in. long (2-7 cm). In the fall, the foliage turns glorious shades of scarlet, orange and purple. Adding their charm to the show are shiny red round fruits clustered among the glowing leaves. Attractive to wild birds, they adorn the branches well into winter. It is the last hawthorn to flower and is also the most heat tolerant hawthorn. More elegant and delicate than others, it is also one of the least prone to fireblight. The flamboyant flowers and blazing fall color make it one of the showiest and most desirable hawthorns for planting.

  • Grows up to 25 ft. tall (7.5 m) and 20 ft. wide (6 m).
  • A full sun lover, this tree is easily grown in medium moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect as a specimen tree for cottage gardens.
  • Requires only minimal pruning in late winter or early spring, to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.
  • Keep an eye out for caterpillars, gall mites, aphids, leaf spots and fireblight.
  • Propagate by seed or grafting.
  • Native to southern US.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Crataegus - Hawthorns
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Fall
Height 20' – 25' (6m – 7.5m)
Spread 18' – 20' (5.4m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Northeast, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Crataegus - Hawthorns
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Fall
Height 20' – 25' (6m – 7.5m)
Spread 18' – 20' (5.4m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Northeast, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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