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Green Hawthorn, Southern Hawthorn
Crataegus viridis


Green hawthorn grows on widely different soils and rainfall areas over the eastern two thirds of Texas. It height ranges from shrub-size in the western part of its range to 35 feet in the eastern. Its bark is smooth and light grayish tan and the tree is usually thornless, although it may have small slender thorns.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: bright red pome

Height: to 35 ft.

Width: to 35 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: medium low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

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