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Hawthorn (Arnold)

Characteristics

Height and Spread Arnold Hawthorn trees may grow up to 6 metres in height and have a crown width of 4 to 6 metres.

Hardiness Zone 3

Preferred growing conditions Grows best in well-drained soil with full sun. Can tolerate some drought.

Form Arnold Hawthorns are low-branched trees whose wide-spreading branches form a broadly rounded shape.

Flower/seeds Stinky white flowers that are 1 to 2 centimetres in diameter.

Leaf Broad, glossy green oval leaves range from 2 to 7 centimetres and have a sharply serrated edge.

Bark/wood Bark is usually grey or brown in colour.

Fruit Bright red berries that are 0.5 to 1 centimetre in diameter.

Pruning Prune to keep shape and remove damaged limbs. Sterilize pruning saws and shears with methanol (gasline anti-freeze) between cuts and between trees.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

Cedar-hawthorn rust