Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
Mark A. Miller
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.
8 - 1
4 - 8
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17
20'-30' / 6.1m - 9.1m
20'-25' / 6.1m - 7.6m
Late Spring, Early Summer
North America, United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Dark Green
Feature Plant, Hedges, Screening / Wind Break, Shade Trees, Street Trees
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