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Black Hawthorn
Catalogue A# 2000-034 Z33
GPS 45D 43' 48" N / 108D 37' 26" W

Crataegus douglasii

Family: Rosaceae

Origin: BC and Alberta to Wyoming

Common name: Black Hawthorn

Location: West viewing area along pathway Birds of Prey

Number in accession: 3

Note: Specimens also can be seen in the Waterways area

​This 13 inch Hawthorn provides overall benefits of: $48 every year. 

Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: Non-native
        Landscape Uses: Hedge, Specimen
        Size Range: Medium tree (25-40 feet), Small tree (15-25 feet)
Mature Height: 20-30 feet
Mature Width: 20-40 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 4, Zone 5 (, Zone 6, Zone 7
        Soil Preference: Acid soil, Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Prefers
        Alkaline Soils: Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Intolerant
        Soil Salt: Intolerant
        Drought Conditions: Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Intolerant
        Planting Considerations: Aggressive, Dangerous thorns, May be difficult to find in nurseries
        Ornamental Interest: Spring blossoms, Showy flowers
        Season of Interest: Mid spring, Late spring
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Fragrant, White
        Shape or Form: Round
        Growth Rate: Moderate
        Transplants Well: No
        Wildlife: Migrant bird


Single-seeded hawthorn, like other hawthorns, bears white flowers in spring, followed by red fruits. Unlike other hawthorns, the flowers are sweetly scented (most hawthorn flowers have an "off" odor).

overallbenefitsMA213Park or other vacant
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