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Crataegus viridis /Green Hawthorn

Crataegus viridis  / Crataegus viridis
Flowering branch of a tree growing on edge of a woodland setting
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Flowering branch of a tree growing on edge of a woodland setting

Attractive winter berries

Understory flowering tree in woodland

Native specimen in full bloom

Flowering branch and foliage

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Scientific Name: Crataegus viridis
Common Name: Green Hawthorn
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Most common and widely distributed crataegus in the South. It grows well in full sunlight, but is a weak specimen in shade. Birds and wildlife food and habitat. Makes a nice moderately sized spring flowering tree. Cedar apple rust and fire blight can sometime be a problem. 'Winter King' is a choice cultivar of green hawthorn.