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!
This project has concluded.