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Washington Hawthorn
Scientific Name: Crataegus phaenopyrum (L. f.) Medik.
Synonym: Crataegus youngii, Crataegus populifolia, Crataegus cordata
Family: Rosaceae
Washington  Hawthorn (Crataegus  phaenopyrum)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 299. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-12, 14-17
USDA: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial sun

Origin: Eastern USA (Virginia to Alabama)

Growth Habits: Small deciduous tree, 20 feet tall (6 m), 20 feet wide (6 m); alternate leaves, 3 to 5 lobes, about 2 inches long (5 cm)

Watering Needs: Prefers moist, well-drained soil

Propagation: Seeds and rooted cuttings

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species.

Crataegus populifolia, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 308.

Cultural Practices:
Least susceptible to fireblight

Blooming Habits:
Blankets of malodorous white 2 inches wide inflorescences in June, for a couple of weeks.

Fruiting Habits:
Green turning turning progressively to bright orange when ripe in early autumn. The fruit can be used to make jellies.

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