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Mequon Campus Trees: Winter King Hawthorn

Name

 Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'

Winter King Hawthorn

described by Matt Handelman

Photos

  Winter             Spring

 

Description

Description:  Attractive flowers and foliage bright red fruits and fall color. It is a small, low-branching, deciduous tree that typically grows 25-30’ tall with a rounded crown.

 

Winter Characteristics:The silver-grey bark tends to peel, revealing an inner peachy-copper hue. This is best exposed after the dark green leaves transform to their golden reds in autumn and fall to the ground. The younger branches tend toward a lighter green shade, giving your Hawthorn additional color and contrast.

 


Spring Characteristics:Fragrant, 5-petaled, white flowers in clusters bloom in late spring. Flowers are followed in fall by bright red 1/4” diameter fruits that persist throughout the winter.

 

 

 

 

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Winter King Hawthorn