(Washington Hawthorn) An eye-catching tree native to South-eastern North America, Crataegus phaenopyrum has maple-like leaves which turn shades of vibrant, burgundy red and orange in autumn.
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An eye-catching tree native to South-eastern North America, Crataegus phaenopyrum has maple-like leaves which turn shades of vibrant, burgundy red and orange in autumn.
Once established, Crataegus phaenopyrum has a very fetching, rounded habit and also produces lovely clusters of orange to bright red fruit in late autumn which can last into the following year.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil. Crataegus phaenopyrum is somewhat drought resistant and tolerant of dry soils.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: July.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Crataegus phaenopyrum grows to be a small branching, rounded tree.
- Height: Eventually up to 8 m (26 ft).
- Spread: 8 m (26 ft).
- Notes: Crataegus phaenopyrum has nearly year round interest with its fetching, long lasting fruit in winter.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Mature Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Good for Wildlife (Insects including bees & butterflies), Fruit - Ornamental