Scientific Name: Crataegus phaenopyrum Form: Round, Pyramidal - widely
Common Name:Washington hawthorn Texture:Medium
Family Name:RosaceaeHabit: Upright, Arching
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):7 - 10m x 4 - 5m
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Lustrous, Ovate, Deltoid, Dentate, Serrate
Flowers: Corymb, (Floriferous), White, May
Fruit: Pome, Edible, Orange, Sep- Oct, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Wildlife food, Security/barrier, Spring interest, Woodland margin, Herb, Erosion control, Fall interest, Attract butterflies, Specimen plant, Hedge row
Key ID Features:Stems with thorns to 2 cm; leaves to 8 cm long, triangular, irregularly toothed and serrate (even at bases - unlike black hawthorn); flowers white, saucer-shape, May-June; fruit orange berry-like pomes. Winter ID: reddish twigs with thorns, persistent fruit.