Medium-sized, deciduous tree with a rounded crown and conspicuous thorns on newer growth. The foliage is a dark green with clusters of white flowers appearing in spring.
Prefers sun or part shade and moist to dry soil. Suckers arising from the roots should be removed as soon as they become noticeable.
Edible fruit is attractive to wildlife, including many nectar-feeding insects and the canopy provides beneficial habitat to native wildlife .
25' at maturity
15' at maturity
White, five-petalled flowers grow in clusters near the ends of twigs.
Leaves are 2-4
Smooth when young, usually gray, later turning dark and scaly.
Native of Pacific Northwest.