A large Winter King Hawthorn planted in landscape covered in the bright red berries
A singular Winter King Hawthorn dark green, multi-pointed leaf on a white background
Winter King Hawthorn crisp white flowers with light yellow stamens with dark green leaves in the background
Winter King Hawthorn crisp white flowers with light yellow and black centers with dark green leaves surrounding them
A large Winter King Hawthorn in full white bloom with dark green leaves planted near a road
A large Winter King Hawthorn in full white bloom with dark green leaves planted in a landscape
Three Winter King Hawthorns in full white bloom planted in a decorative landscape
A Winter King Hawthorn in winter with a bird perched on a branch surrounded by the bright red berries
A closeup of the bright red berries frozen over with water belonging to the Winter King Hawthorn
Winter King Hawthorn branches full of crisp white flowers with black and yellow centers surrounded by green leaves
Winter King Hawthorn crisp white flowers with yellow and black centers along with pure white buds before they open, surrounded by dark green leaves
A closeup of the Winter King Hawthorn creamy white flowers with yellow and brown centers with a few dark green leaves behind them
A closeup of Winter King Hawthorn creamy white buds before they open, surrounded by light green leaves
A large Winter King Hawthorn planted in landscape covered in the bright red berries
A singular Winter King Hawthorn dark green, multi-pointed leaf on a white background
Winter King Hawthorn crisp white flowers with light yellow stamens with dark green leaves in the background
Winter King Hawthorn crisp white flowers with light yellow and black centers with dark green leaves surrounding them
A large Winter King Hawthorn in full white bloom with dark green leaves planted near a road
A large Winter King Hawthorn in full white bloom with dark green leaves planted in a landscape
Three Winter King Hawthorns in full white bloom planted in a decorative landscape
A Winter King Hawthorn in winter with a bird perched on a branch surrounded by the bright red berries
A closeup of the bright red berries frozen over with water belonging to the Winter King Hawthorn
Winter King Hawthorn branches full of crisp white flowers with black and yellow centers surrounded by green leaves
Winter King Hawthorn crisp white flowers with yellow and black centers along with pure white buds before they open, surrounded by dark green leaves
A closeup of the Winter King Hawthorn creamy white flowers with yellow and brown centers with a few dark green leaves behind them
A closeup of Winter King Hawthorn creamy white buds before they open, surrounded by light green leaves

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Mature Height: 20' tall
  • Mature Width: 25' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 25-30' apart

BERRY-PRODUCING, BIRD BONANZA TREE

FEATURES:

  • Orange-red berries are produced in late summer and last through winter for our feathered friends
  • White, five-petaled blooms emerge on the branches in the spring
  • Dark green leaves turn a combination of orange and red in fall
  • As the Winter King matures, its smooth, gray bark begins to peel, showing off the orangey-peachy colored patches underneath
  • Great winter appearance with its gray bark, loads of red berries and its open broad vase shaped branching structure
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Winter King Hawthorn

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'

Regular price $675.00
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Why the Winter King Hawthorn?

The name says it all—Winter King Hawthorn truly will be the King of your winter garden. Depending on the availability of other bird food, the orange-red berries of this mid-sized native tree may hang on clear through January. Then, pull up a chair by the window and watch the chickadees, blue jays, cardinals, and cedar waxwings dig in. Winter King Hawthorn (a.k.a. “Hawthorne”) is no slouch in other seasons, either. In spring, clusters of white blossoms settle on the branches like freshly fallen snow, emphasizing the distinctive horizontal branching habit provides a nice contrast to more upright trees in your landscape all year long.

This species hails from the Midwest and Southeast, where its hard, weather-resistant wood made it a good candidate for fence posts in days gone by. Many birds appreciate this tree, though they let us enjoy the orange-red berries all winter before they dig in. Maybe they need the frosts to soften them up. Some butterflies and moths raise their young on the foliage, and bees frequent the blossoms in spring. This selection, valued for its abundance of larger-than-normal fruits, was discovered by nurseryman Bob Simpson of Vincennes, Indiana in 1955.

How to use in the landscape?

Winter King Hawthorn is a tough, drought-resistant, cold-hardy tree. Its only persistent problem is its tendency to lose leaves in late summer due to a common leaf disease. This actually isn’t a bad thing, though, because by then the fruits are beginning to ripen, and the leaves just get in the way of the show!

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

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- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

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 never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

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.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 4-7

    Mature Height: 20' tall

    Mature Width: 25' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun

    Spacing: 25-30' apart

How To Plant

Winter King 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

During fall, feed your Winter King Bower & Branch Elements Fertilizer once a year for about the first 3 or 4 years - this will give your tree all the nutrients it needs.

How To Prune

Winter King 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.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zones: 4-7

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

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.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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- Phone: 866-873-3888

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If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

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