Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'

Green Hawthorn

Crataegus viridis 'Winter King' - Winter King Hawthorn

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune to remove dead wood in early spring, but be careful of thorns.

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A medium-sized tree with 4 seasons of interesting features such as fall color, winter interest, spring flowers and good summer foliage.

  • Foliage turns brilliant orange in fall
  • Abundant dark red fruit
  • Distinct gray bark is an added asset

Suitable for urban applications and does exhibit some thornlessness.

Height: 25-35 ft
Spread: 25-35 ft
Zone: 5-7
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Green Hawthorn:

This variety is popular for use in the landscape for its abundance of flowers, fruit and attractive fall color, and especially because it is nearly spineless. The fruit is edible, but thought to be more ornamental than delicious. 

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Spring Bloomer
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Fall Color
  • Specimen
  • Great Foliage
  • Winter Interest
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color:

  • Red
  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water