Douglas Hawthorn (Crataegus douglasii)


Hawthorns are classed as small ornamental trees characterized by their spreading rounded crowns, profusion of flower clusters and tart fruit. Small thorns (1-2 cm long) grow along the branches.

Mature Height: 25 Feet

Mature Spread: 15 Feet

Tree Shape: Rounded crown of spreading branches.

Leaves: Glossy, leathery leaves create a canopy of dense foliage. In fall, the leaves turn shades of orange, yellow or red.

Flowers: Clusters of creamy-white flowers cover the branches in mid-to-late spring.

Fruit: Clusters of bright dark purple or black fruits add color in fall and winter.

Native: Yes, this tree is native to northern and western North America, but is most abundant in the Pacific Northwest.

Interesting Facts: The flowers attract butterflies, moths and other pollinators. Various birds feed on the berries.

Update: At their meeting on Thursday, February 24 City Council reviewed the public input for Downtown Trees. The result was strongly in favor (72.9%) for the Eddie's White Wonder Dogwood. After discussion and evaluation of the ability of Public Works to secure the trees, Council approved a motion to select the Eddie's White Wonder Dogwood to be planted in the 21 empty tree wells in Downtown Ridgefield. Thank you to all who participated in this survey!

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