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Crataegus viridis ‘Winter King’

Native Plants

Winter King Green Hawthorn

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Summary

Winter King green hawthorn 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 Ilex glabra, Kalmia latifolia, Ilex opaca and other evergreens as an effective complement. It also is a good companion for Viburnum acerifolium, Fothergilla gardenii, Neviusia alabamensis and other shade tolerant plants.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    tree 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry 
  • Flowering Period
    late-spring, mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green, yellow 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    red