Small trees, these members of the rose family are known for clusters of pretty, usually white flowers after leaf-out in spring and for showy fruit resembling tiny apples in summer and fall (and often into winter). They are typically multitrunked, with thorny branches that need some pruning to thin out excess twiggy growth. Many hawthorns produce water sprouts, which should be pruned out. They attract bees, birds.
Native to Europe and North Africa. To 18–25 ft. high, 15–20 ft. wide. Most varieties have clusters of rose red, white, or pink clusters of flowers. Leaves are similar to those of Crataegus monogyna but have toothed lobes.
Produces enormous (to 1-ft.) globular clusters of sterile flowers on a plant about 4 ft. tall and wide...
Native to Europe and North Africa. To 18–25 ft. high, 15–20 ft. wide. Most varieties have ...
Hybrid involving C. integrifolia. Azure blue flowers up to 3 inches across decorate a compact...