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Winterking Hawthorn ‘Winter King’ | Plant Profile

Winterking Hawthorn ‘Winter King’ (Crataegus viridi) are rounded, mound-forming trees with dense foliage. The can grow up to 35′ and equally as wide. The grayish bark is complemented by dark green leaves. The leaves turn purple or red in fall. In spring, clusters of white flowers bloom alongside the dark green foliage.

‘Winter King’ prefers average fertility, dry to medium, well drained soils in full sun. They are able to tolerate small amounts of shade, drought and air pollution.

These muti-season interest trees are popular in urban settings. They can be planted singularly is a focal piece in small landscapes or massed as borders.


Winterking Hawthorn 'Winter King' Characteristics

'Winter king' are small trees or large shrubs that bring multi-season interest to small landscapes or urban settings. The white flowers of spring give way to small red fruits in fall that persist until winter. While the fruits are edible, they are not considered to be of culinary value unless made into a jam. Small thorns occasionally pop up.

'Winter King' are noted for their disease and pest resistance. Rust and fireblight are possible. Some insects such as caterpillars may munch on the leaves.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 4 - 7
25.00 - 35.00
25.00 - 35.00'
Bloom Time
Dry - Medium
Full Sun
Deer Resistant?