‘Winter King’ Hawthorn
Crataegus viridis ‘Winter King’
25 feet high x 25 feet wide
Upright rounded shape
Full Sun to Part Shade
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An upright rounded tree that is known for its profuse blooms of white flowers in spring followed by small red fruits that ripen in autumn and persist thru winter until the birds get their fill. Autumn leaf change is from purple to scarlet. As the tree matures, the trunk exfoliates to reveal orange inner bark contrasting with silvery outside bark. This is a showy all season tree! Although rare it will develop a few thorns that are 1.5″.
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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:
These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.
About sizes of our plants:
Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.