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CRATAEGUS phaenopyrum 'Manbeck Select'

Image of Crataegus phaenopyrum 'Manbeck Select'

Mark A. Miller

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

CRATAEGUS phaenopyrum 'Manbeck Select'

Plant Common Name

Manbeck Select Washington Hawthorn, Washington Hawthorn

Special Notice

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General Description

Washington hawthorn is a small rounded deciduous tree from the eastern United States. The three- to five-lobed, maple-like leaves change from purple when new to glossy dark green in summer to orange or red in fall. Flat clusters of scented white flowers appear in late spring or early summer, followed in fall by bright red berries that hold through much of winter, attracting songbirds. The spreading, horizontal limbs brandish long thorns. The snow-frosted thorns and berries are a highlight of the winter landscape.

This graceful, multi-seasonal tree prospers in full sun and most neutral to slightly acidic soils. Unlike most hawthorns, it tolerates hot humid summers. Use it as a specimen or massed in the lawn, along streets, or for hedging and screening.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    20'-30' / 6.1m - 9.1m

  • Width

    20'-25' / 6.1m - 7.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    North America, United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Purple

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Red, Orange

  • Bark Color

    Brown, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Platy

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Hedges, Screening / Wind Break, Shade Trees, Street Trees

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes