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Washington Hawthorn

Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Average shipping height: 3' - 4'
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  • Bare Root
    Member Price $12.99
    Reg. Price $17.99
  • Potted - 1 gallon container
    Member Price $39.99
    Reg. Price $49.99
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The Washington hawthorn is a small, colorful tree that will brighten any landscape. Its pleasant display begins with reddish-purple leaves emerging in spring, then turning dark green as they are joined by a graceful display of white flowers. In autumn, the leaves turn orange, scarlet or purple. Red berries extend the colorful show into winter, often contrasting beautifully with the first winter snow.

  • Displays late-blooming white flowers
  • Develops vibrant fall color in orange, scarlet, or purple hues
  • Produces bright red berries that keep into the winter
  • Will be delivered at height of 3'–4'

The Washington Hawthorn Grows in zones 4 - 8

Your Tree’s Personality

Shape

Pyramidal

Growth Speed

Medium

Scientific Name

Crataegus phaenopyrum

Mature Height

25' - 30'

Shipping Height

3' - 4'

Sun Preference

Full Sun

Soil Preference

Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained, Wet

Wildlife Value

The Washington Hawthorn produces abundant fruit which is eaten by birds and mammals throughout winter. It is an important nectar plant for bees.

History/Lore

First noted scientifically in 1883, the tree received its name from its point of origin when introduced to Pennsylvania from Washington, becoming known as the Washington thorn because of its prominent thorns.

It is said that American legend Paul Bunyan used the Washington hawthorn’s branches as a back scratcher.

Planting Instructions

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