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Washington Hawthorn

Crataegus phaenopyrum

Interesting Flower Fall Colors Valuable to wildlife

Characteristics:
Modest, round-crowned tree with intense fall color that becomes covered in numerous orange-red fruits through midwinter. The small, attractive fruit blends beautifully with the autumn leaves and attracts birds in the winter.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers sun and protection from wind.

Uses:
Late maturing fruit is attractive to birds.

Height:
25' at maturity

Width:
20' at maturity

Shape:
Broadly oval to round

Flowers:
White clusters of five-petalled flowers cover the tree.

Leaves:
Glossy, deep green leaves turning orange to scarlet in the fall.

Bark:
Slender and brown with small thorns.

Southeastern United States; Virginia to Alabama, west to Missouri.