Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Washington Hawthorn

Crataegus phaenopyrum
Plant Type: Trees
Native Environment:
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: White
Fall Color: Orange, Red
Hardy From Zone: 4
Hardy To Zone: 8
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Cover, Nesting
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

25 to
30
feet

Spread:

20 to
25
feet
Size
Height: 25 to
30
feet
Spread: 20 to
25
feet
Size
Height: 25 to
30
feet
Spread: 20 to
25
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Good specimen tree, or used in massed plantings.Extrememly ornamental berries.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Full sun and almost any soil, very tough and durable tree. Afflicted by many pests and diseases, but none will kill the tree.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

A small rounded tree. The young foliage is purple and matures to shiny dark green. Fall color is orange, red to purplish. Flowers in early summer(the last hawthorn to flower)that produce outstanding glossy red fruit (1/4″)that persist all winter.Thorns are 1-3″ long.

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