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WINTER KING GREEN HAWTHORN
Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'
Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Additional Common Names
WINTER KING SOUTHERN HAWTHORN, WINTER KING GREEN HAWTHORN
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 Moderately Low 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
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Rust.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Container or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Crataegus viridis 'Winter King' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
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