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Crataegus viridis ‘Winter King’

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Winter King Green Hawthorn

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Winter King green hawthorn (Crataegus viridis ‘Winter King’) reigns over the landscape during the winter months as a superior orange-red fruiting specimen. This hawthorn’s silver-gray bark peels off as it ages, revealing its orange inner bark. It has a broad, stiff vase-shaped habit, reaching 20-30’ tall and wide at maturity. Winter King green hawthorn can be grown in a wide range of conditions including urban areas, sites with poor drainage, compacted soils, and droughty sites. Grow this hawthorn with inkberry (Ilex glabra), mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia), American holly (Ilex opaca) and other evergreens as an effective complement. It also is a good companion for mapleleaf viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium), dwarf fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii), Alabama snow-wreath (Neviusia alabamensis), and other shade tolerant plants. Zones 4-7. 

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