Black Hawthorn is a versatile plant that is native to wetlands and other areas with moist soils, but can also tolerate dry soils. This plant can be grown as a short shrub, or a tree reaching 30 feet tall.
Black Hawthorn is valued for erosion control and attracting pollinators. It also makes an attractive flowering ornamental that can be planted as a specimen or pruned as a hedge. It is commonly used in shelterbelts.
Zone: 3a Height: 8 m (25 ft) Spread: 5 m (15 ft) Moisture: any Light: partial shade, full sun Fall colour: yellow to red Berries: purplish-black pomes Flowers: white Bark: brown to gray Growth rate: medium Life span: medium Maintenance: low Suckering: medium Pollution tolerance: high
Other names: Crataegus columbiana, douglas hawthorn, Douglas' thornapple