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Winter King Hawthorn

Botanical Name
Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
7
Height
20 to 25 feet
Width
20 to 25 feet
Flowers
May: white, have an unpleasant odor
Fruit
Bright red .5 inch pome, persistent
Fall Color
Purple and scarlet
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained, tolerant of many soil types
Planting & Care
  • Rounded, almost vase shaped habit
  • Less susceptible to rust than other hawthorns
  • Intolerant of salt
  • Tolerant of pollution and black walnut toxicity
  • This species has few or no thorns
  • Transplant in spring for best establishment

 

Problems
Cedar rust, fireblight, aphids, borers, caterpillars, leaf miners

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