Crataegus x mordenensis 'Toba'
12 feet high x 12 feet wide
Upright rounded shape
Full Sun to Part Sun
Not available for the Early Order Sale
This was developed many years ago at the Morden Research Station in Manitoba, Canada. Like the other hawthorns we recommend, it has disease and insect resistance, and has year-round interest in the landscape. In late May, clusters of double white fragrant flowers appear, aging to showy pale pink. Medium-sized dark red fruit ripens in late summer and persists that way through winter. In autumn, the green leaves migrate from yellow to orange. The trunk and branches have a distinctive yellow-orange bark and become ‘muscled and twisted’ with age adding another unique characteristic to this tough tree.