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Washington Hawthorn vs Dwarf Arctic Willow

Crataegus phaenopyrum

Salix purpurea Nana

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Washington Hawthorn
Dwarf Arctic Willow

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.

Dwarf Arctic Willow is a beautiful ornamental shrub that attracts butterflies. It grows into a low dense, rounded shrub with slender purple stems. The Dwarf Arctic Willow has bluish-green foliage throughout the season and stunning when planted as an artistic hedge. Cold hardy and juglone tolerant, this shrub will make a nice addition to your urban garden.

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

DWARF ARCTIC WILLOW QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Berries: small, red
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: high

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: washington thorn
Other Names: dwarf blue leaf arctic willow, dwarf purple osier, purple willow, salix purpurea gracilis