- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Mature Height: 25-30' tall
- Mature Width: 20-25' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 20-25' apart
- May Benefit & Attract: Waxwings, finches, thrushes, cardinals, and mockingbirds.
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
- This bird-friendly native trees provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- All Audubon® branded trees are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
Why the Audubon® Washington Hawthorn Treeling?
In the winter garden, nothing shines brighter than Washington Hawthorn. This sweet little native ornamental tree drapes itself in copious clusters of shiny red fruits all winter long, or nearly so. Birds hold off on eating them until the tastier, fattier fruits are exhausted. Then, they’ll come flocking to your yard—cedar waxwings, purple finches, robins, cardinals, and mockingbirds are its biggest fans—to strip your tree bare. Better plant a few! Hawthorn foliage also supports a variety of caterpillars and other delicious (to birds) bugs, so summer birds will not feel left out.
In the wild, Washington Hawthorn grows in scattered places throughout much of the eastern U.S., from Pennsylvania to Florida and west to Illinois and Missouri. It’s a relatively small tree that develops an oval or rounded shape in time. Washington Hawthorn’s dense, thorny canopy appeals to tree-nesting birds like Robins, Cardinals, Mockingbirds, Mourning Doves, Cuckoos, and Flycatchers. The loggerhead shrike is another bird that visits Hawthorn… for a macabre reason. This perky little predator likes to impale its victims (grasshoppers, frogs, etc.) on the Hawthorn’s long thorns for eating later!
How to use in the landscape?
In late spring, Washington Hawthorn’s snowy white flowers paint a pretty picture. In fall, the leaves may turn a nice scarlet-red before falling. This species is more resistant to leaf diseases that can plague other Hawthorns.
Why Bower & Branch?
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower
Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.
What is the definition of Native?
“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society
Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.
Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
Mature Height: 25-30' tall
Mature Width: 20-25' wide
Exposure: Full Sun
Spacing: 20-25' apart
How To Plant
Washington Hawthorn doesn’t need to be pampered and will make do with any planting site as long as it’s in full sun and has well-drained soil. This country hedgerow tree even does well in the heart of the city. Do protect the trunk from damage, as the pretty, silvery bark is thin, and string trimmers can wreak havoc.
How To Water
Water regularly after initial planting. Once established, they are more tolerant of drought conditions, reducing your hand-watering responsibilities.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Washington Hawthorn rarely needs pruning, which is a good thing—there’s a reason it’s called a Haw-THORN! If you do need to prune, do so shortly after the tree blooms and proceed carefully.
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
How Does Shipping Work?
Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
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