//Hawthorne (Crataegus chrysocarpa)
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Hawthorne (Crataegus chrysocarpa)

Landscape Use:
Use where a small but very attractive tree is needed.
Very high-security plant, impenetrable barrier.
Attractive white flowers with bright red edible fruit (haws) in the fall.
Good bird habitat.
Prefers a sunny site.

Special Conditions:
This is a prairie plant, so do not overwater.
Very sharp thorns, use with caution.

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Product Description

A variable plant, from a dense 2m high thicket to a more common small tree, 8m high with a broad head.
Heavily branched with 5cm thorns.
Young branches are dark red, with an interesting bend at each node.
Green leaves in summer turn to deep reds and oranges in the fall.
1cm red fruit hangs on through the winter.