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Green Hawthorn
Scientific Name: Crataegus viridis L.
Synonym:
Family: Rosaceae
Green  Hawthorn (Crataegus  viridis)
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: 5-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial sun

Origin: Southeastern USA, northeastern Mexico

Growth Habits: Small deciduous tree, up to 30 feet tall (9 m), 20 feet wide (6 m); alternate toothed, elliptic, glossy green leaves, about 2 inches long (5 cm); mostly spineless; silver-gray bark, exfoliating to expose an orangish-brown inner bark

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation:


'Winter King' is one of the best hawthorns for landscape purposes.

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

Blooming Habits:
Blankets of malodorous 0.8 inch flowers (2 cm) in 2 inches wide (5 cm) inflorescences in June, for a couple of weeks.

Fruiting Habits:
The fruits are bright red, 0.4 inch in diameter (1 cm) when mature in the fall and persist over winter. They can be used in jellies.


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