Upper branches of Crataegus phaenopyrum (Washington Hawthorn) grown in a 15-gallon pot.
Close-up of foliage and thorns of Crataegus phaenopyrum (Washington Hawthorn).

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.


Native to Maryland, Native to U.S., and Straight Species
Mature Tree Height: Medium: 15 to 30 feet
Sun (6+ hours)
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry and Well-drained
Soil Type: Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Spring and Summer
Flower Color: White
Foliage Color: Green
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Wildlife, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, Keystone Plant, Fall Color, Winter Interest, Berries, and Fragrant
Tolerances: Drought Tolerant and Deer Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Woodland Garden, Specimen Tree, Border/Screen, and Meadow

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