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Black Hawthorn

Crataegus douglasii

Interesting Flower Native to Pacific Northwest Valuable to wildlife

Characteristics:
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.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers sun or part shade and moist to dry soil. Suckers arising from the roots should be removed as soon as they become noticeable.

Uses:
Edible fruit is attractive to wildlife, including many nectar-feeding insects and the canopy provides beneficial habitat to native wildlife .

Height:
25' at maturity

Width:
15' at maturity

Shape:
Round

Flowers:
White, five-petalled flowers grow in clusters near the ends of twigs.

Leaves:
Leaves are 2-4

Bark:
Smooth when young, usually gray, later turning dark and scaly.

Native of Pacific Northwest.