Quick Green Hawthorn Facts: Green hawthorn (or Crataegus viridis as it is also known) is a slow-growing native tree, dense with dark-green leaves and small thorns. It is a popular choice if you are interested in defensive shrubs for landscaping and its growth habit makes it perfect for hedges and screens. These trees are considered ornamental because of the bronze and fall colors of the leaves. The bark is silver-gray and peels back to reveal orange bark inside. The tree produces showy, fragrant white blooms. The flowers evolve into large, bright red fruit (known as haws) that nestle on the bare branches all winter. Best Care for Green Hawthorn Light Conditions The specimen plant that is native to North America prefers shade and grows best in partial shade to full shade. However, the popular ‘Winter King’ hawthorn tree cultivar needs more sun and grows best in direct sunlight. If you […]
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