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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

CRITIQUE

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).

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