Late-blooming, flowering tree
- Great fall color: orange, scarlet or purple fall
- Preferred tree for songbirds
- Grows 25' to 30' with 25' spread
- Zones 4 to 8
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI, WA
Zones 4 - 8
The Washington Hawthorn can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Washington Hawthorn falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees
25' - 30' High
The Washington Hawthorn grows to be 25' - 30' feet in height.
The Washington Hawthorn has a spread of about 25' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This hawthorn does well in full sun.
The Washington Hawthorn grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wet, wide range, clay soils.
This hawthorn has pyramidal shape.
The Washington Hawthorn is a small, colorful tree that will brighten any landscape. Its pleasant display begins with reddish-purple leaves emerging in spring, then turning dark green as they are joined by a graceful display of white flowers. In autumn, the leaves turn orange, scarlet or purple. Red berries extend the colorful show into winter, often contrasting beautifully with the first winter snow. If left unpruned, its thorns make a very effective barrier.
The Washington Hawthorn produces abundant fruit which are eaten by birds & mammals. It is an important nectar plant for bees.
First noted scientifically in 1883, the tree received its name from its point of origin when introduced to Pennsylvania from Washington, becoming known as the "Washington Thorn" because of its prominent thorns.
This tree's leaves are reddish-purple, changing to dark green, then orange, scarlet or purple.
Showy white flowers
Late May to early June.
This tree produces a bright red fruit 1/4" in diameter. Very attractive to birds, with little or no litter as a result.
White flowers in early June start the color show. Reddish-purple leaves turn dark green, then orange, scarlet or purple. Small, glossy red fruits stay on tree into winter, and are preferred by songbirds. Grows to 25' to 30', with a 25' spread. (zones 4-8)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.