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Crataegus viridis ‘Winter King’

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Winter King Green Hawthorn

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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.

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    filtered-shade, full-sun 
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    average, dry 
  • Flowering Period
    late-spring, mid-spring
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  • Fall Foliage Color
    green, yellow 
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