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GREEN HAWTHORN
Crataegus viridis

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Photo Locations: LSU Hilltop Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA

General Notes

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Has thorns.

Family: Rosaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect with a High Canopy.

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 20 - 40 feet.

Width: 20 - 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Persistent, Orange or Red Pome, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 12 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Rust.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Birds.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Container or Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Crataegus viridis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 20, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/crataegus-viridis >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.