This plant is restricted for shipment to ID, OR, or Canada.
Latin: Crataegus phaenopyrum
Other common names: Washington Hawthorn
Mature Height/spread: 20-30 ft high with a 25 ft spread at maturity – in ideal conditions
Soil / Climate: Prefers full sun and will not tolerate full shade. Likes well drained, moist soils. Zones 3-8
Notes: Leaves turn orange to scarlet in autumn. Washington Hawthorn produce white blooms in clusters, in late spring to early summer which last a short time only 7 to 10 days. Easy to grow and are prune tolerant. Used for landscaping specimen as screen border/hedge. Their foliage is dense enough for them to be used as security hedges when pruned planting 3-5 ft apart.
Wildlife: The flowers yield to red berries September to October that persist throughout winter and are eaten by songbirds, such as Cedar Waxwings, also ruffed grouse and fox sparrow. Wood duck, turkey, bobwhite and pheasant also eat the fruit. Nectar draws bees.