Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
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The attractive Yeddo hawthorn is an evergreen shrub or small tree with a rounded habit native to Japan and Korea. It has good cold hardiness and offers an abundance of white or pink blooms, depending on variety, from late winter to spring.
All year round it has glossy, leathery leaves that are oval to oblong and have lightly toothed edges. New foliage is often red or bronze when it emerges and ages to a rich dark green. The young branches are often covered with brown fuzz. Its fragrant flowers appear from late winter to spring. They are produced in dense clusters at the ends of the branches. Each small bloom is star-shaped. These give way to small rounded or pear-shaped fruits that turn blue-black when ripe.
Yeddo hawthorn is tough and easy to grow. Though drought tolerant, it does its best in rich, well-drained soil with an acidic pH. Full to partial sun is needed for good growth but light shade is tolerated, particularly in very hot climates.
This is a common plant for hedges because it takes well to pruning and is attractive all season. Lovely when pruned as a small tree, use it in containers as a patio or pool deck specimen. It withstands salt, so it's ideal for coastal communities, and its resistance to harsh urban conditions makes it especially useful in urban parks and gardens.
12 - 4
8 - 11
H1, H2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
4'-12' / 1.2m - 3.7m
Early Spring, Spring, Late Winter
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Dark Blue, Black
Light Green, Dark Green, Bronze
Dark Green, Bronze
Red, Dark Green, Bronze
Container, Foundation, Hedges, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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