Downy Hawthorn (Crataegus mollis)
Downy Hawthorn (Crataegus mollis)
Downy Hawthorn (Crataegus mollis)
Downy Hawthorn (Crataegus mollis)

Downy Hawthorn (Crataegus mollis)

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3 Gallon

Light: Full Sun - Part Shade
Soil: Medium Dry - Medium Wet
Mature Height: 35 Feet
Mature Width: 25 Feet

Description: A handsome tree with tall trunk and compact, rounded crown of spreading branches, large broad hairy leaves, many large flowers, and large scarlet fruit. Downy hawthorn is a wide-spreading tree, 20-40 feet in height, with a horizontal branching and varying degrees of thorniness. The bark of the short trunk is silvery and scaly. It usually has a single trunk, but multi-trunk specimens do appear. It is somewhat slower growing than other hawthorns and has fewer thorns. Blooming a very soft white in mid-April before its leaves appear, this is our earliest hawthorn to bloom. Fall color is a dull red. This tree supports many kinds of wildlife and insects. Tolerant to roadside salt and harsh exposure, this is an excellent choice for a parkway tree if space allows.