Washington Hawthorn is an Eastern US native deciduous small tree that matures to form a flat-topped canopy. Leaves are very similar to those of Parsley Hawthorn (Crataegus marshallii) but tend to be a darker glossier green and which may develop into a good yellow to orange-red fall color. The white flowers, and in particular the red-orange fruit, are showy.
Plant Habit or Use:
Shrub, large shrub, tree, small tree
sun, partial sun
White, perfect, showy, malodorous
Pendent clusters of small bright orange-red to red pomes
15 ft to 25 ft
20 ft to 25 ft'
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: Medium Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Medium Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Low Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: Medium Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Low Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
Click image for enlarged map of USDA Hardiness Zones
Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas
Fairly urban tolerant, but suffers in the heat and low chilling hours of USDA zone 8. Spider mites, fireblight, and cedar-apple rust can be problems.