50 WASHINGTON HAWTHORN Mayflower Shrub Tree Edible Fruit & White Flowers Seeds
Description:NAME: English Hawthorn OTHER COMMON NAMES: Mayflower / Smooth Hawthorn / Midland Hawthorn / Woodland HawthornSCIENTIFIC NAME: Crataegus LaevigataCOLOR: White Flowers / Red BerriesPLANT SEEDS: Fall sow seeds or cold stratifyBLOOM TIME: Flowers April - MayHARVEST: Berries Sept - NovHARDINESS ZONE: 4 - 8PLANT HEIGHT: 25'PLANT SPACING: 25'LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part ShadeSOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: AverageQUANTITY: 50 SeedsOTHER: The English Hawthorn is native to Europe & North Africa, & they are very ornamental! It is considered a large shrub or small tree, & it produces edible fruit. This Hawthorn is able to grow in a wide variety of conditions. They can grow in sun, part shade, or full shade. They tolerate sandy or clay soil, as well as dry or moist soil (it prefers moist). The Hawthorn has a medium growth rate, & makes a good hedge row or windbreak. They have thorns for security & interesting crackly bark. Its hard wood makes a good fire because it burns slowly, or the wood can be used to make tools & other goods that need to be durable. In spring, the English Hawthorn is covered in with tons of clusters of cup shaped flowers. The Hawthorn is a nectar plant for bees & butterflies, & songbirds & squirrels love to eat the berries. The plant fruits in the fall, & the fruit can be eaten raw, cooked like in jams, or dried.
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