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Washington Hawthorn vs Black Hawthorn

Crataegus phaenopyrum

Crataegus douglasii

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Washington Hawthorn
Black Hawthorn

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

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.

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

BLACK HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Fall colour: yellow to red
Berries: small red fruits
Berries: purplish-black pomes
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Flowers: white
Bark: brown to gray
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: washington thorn
Other Names: Crataegus columbiana, douglas hawthorn, Douglas' thornapple


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no