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Washington Hawthorne 6-12" Seedlings

Washington Hawthorne 6-12" Seedlings

Washington Hawthorne

Crataegus Phaenopyrum

The Washington Hawthorne is a shapely tree with unique shaped leaves.  Shiny dense green leaves emerge in spring and give way to clusters of white flowers in June.  Leaves turn a crimson color in autumn before dropping and revealing the red berries which have formed over summer months.  The Washington Hawthorne develops interesting two inch long thorns throughout the tree branches.

Zones 3 to 8
Soil Type Clay, Loamy & Sandy soils
Mature Height & Width 25' Height and 25' Spread
Growth Rate Medium - 13-24" per year on average
Site Selection Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Average soils to wetter soils
Base Price: $6.49
Quantity Price Each
6-11 Items $5.19
12-24 Items $3.62
25-49 Items $2.83
50-99 Items $1.98
100-249 Items $1.75
250-499 Items $1.24
500-999 Items $0.89
1000+ Items $0.79

The Washington Hawthorne is a smaller ornamental tree that is big on benefits.  This tree grows in a variety of soil types and moisture situations.  In the spring, as the leaves are forming, clusters of white flowers adorn the tree.  The unique shaped, shiny green leaves open up and grow in for the summer months.  Berries begin to form during the summer and start to mature just about the same time that the leaves start to turn a nice crimson color in autumn.  After the leaves drop in fall, the red berries are left as a nice winter feature......if the birds don't get to them first.  This tree also provides dense shelter used as cover for many birds.

Fun fact:  In 1805, Thomas Jefferson ordered 4,000 Washington Hawthorne trees to plant at Monticello as a living fence.

Common uses for the Washington Hawthorne:

  • Smaller specimen or ornamental tree
  • Privacy screen or living fence
  • Great wildlife value
  • Good choice for bringing in turkeys
The Washington Hawthorne is an important selection for wildlife. The berries on this tree are loved by squirrels and many types of song birds as well as turkeys. The flowers on this selection produce important nectar used by bees.
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