Family: Rosaceae

Scientific Name: Crataegus phaenopyrum Select

Common Name: Washington Hawthorn

DescriptionThe pictures in this section are from a plant labeled "Washington Hawthorn Select". This is a selection and I will use it as an example of Washington Hawthorn. Probably impossible to tell the difference between this plant and others if it wasn't for the label.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Trees Deciduous
Hardiness Zone5-7(9)
Soil & Siteaverage
Flowerswhite flowers in domed inflorescence
Fruitorange to red pomes
Leavessimple, alternate. serrated, 3-7 lobed, green, glossy leaves help it to resist rust
Stems1-3 inch thorns
Dimensions25-30 high, 20-25 spread
Misc FactsIn cultivation since 1781. Phaenopyrum is Greek for having the appearance of a pear, possibly referring to the flowers. Named Washington Hawthorn because it was first grown in a large scale at a Georgetown Nursery.
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr),#75-Encyclopedia of Nuts, Berries and Seeds (John Heinerman),#93-North American Landscape Trees (Arthur Lee Jacobson),
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