Russian Hawthorne (Crataegus ambigua)

Russian Hawthorne (Crataegus ambigua) (10963 bytes)   

Russian Hawthorne is a small ornamental tree that will grow 15 to 20 feet in height. It is hardy to zone 4. Resists cedar apple rust. Prefers full sun and has low to very low water needs.Tolerates drought and compacted clay soil.

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Foliage is medium green, finely cut. Fall color is yellow.

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Flowers are white and appear in clusters in late spring. The blooms last only 10-14 days.

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Fruit consists of dark red berries in August.

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Bark is golden yellow and exfoliating. This and its twisted branches make Russian Hawthorn an attractive tree even in winter.

Photographs courtesy of Judy Sedbrook.

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