Crataegus phaenopyrum (Washington Hawthorn)
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Washington hawthorn reportedly was first grown commercially near Washington, D.C. in the late 1700s, hence the common name.
Known for its attractive clusters of white flowers that emerge in mid-spring and foliage with bright red fruits and fall color. Habit is small, low-branching, deciduous tree that grows 25-30' tall with a rounded crown. Trunk bard is silver-gray and scaly with twigs that are flaky and red brown.
Like most hawthorn's, the Washington hawthorn is well-armed with slender thorns about 1-3" long. Strong horizontal branching habit. Washington hawthorns shows good resistance to cedar-apple rust.