Arboretum
"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   
Washington Hawthorn
(Crataegus phaenopyrum)

Donated by Merlin & Myrna Cofer
Tree Map Location: # 59


Washington Hawthorn tree Washington Hawthorn leaf Washington Hawthorn fruit Washington Hawthorn flower Washington Hawthorn bark


Leaf: Highly variable, but generally alternate, simple, 2 to 4 inches long, serrate and lobed (may be unlobed), subtending long thorns, dark green above and paler below.  
Flower: Monoecious; perfect, usually small white flowers, with 5 petals produced in clusters near the end of the twig, appearing in mid to late spring.  
Fruit: Small pomes, generally 1/4 inch in diameter, yellow to red when mature; maturing in the early fall.  
Twig: Slender, gray in color, with true terminal buds that are usually dark, shiny red and round. Most species have obvious, stiff, 1 inch long thorns; leaf scars contain 3 bundle scars.  
Bark: Smooth and gray-brown when young, later turning darker and scaly.  
Form: Generally very dense shrubs or small trees up to 25 feet.  
Source: College of Natural Resource Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  
Website: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro

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