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Crataegus viridis

Green Hawthorn

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Crataegus viridis (Green Hawthorn)

In mid-May, clusters of white flowers are followed by bright red berries in September on this thornless hawthorn, a landscape beauty. The medium-green foliage turns purple or scarlet in fall and the beautiful globe-shaped fruit lasts almost all winter. On older trunks the bark is exfoliated to expose an orange-brown inner bark. The hawthorn is the official state flower of Missouri.

Additional Information:


Height
20-35 Feet

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Spread
20-35 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
American Holly (Ilex opaca)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW

Nature Attracting

Beneficial Insects
Songbird

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)
Winter (Nov-Mar)
Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

High
Moderate

Special Uses

Dried Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Nesting
Food/Birds