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Hawthorn (Snowbird)


Height and Spread Snowbird Hawthorn trees can grow up to 4 metres in height and may have a crown width of up to 3 metres.

Hardiness Zone 3

Preferred growing conditions Prefers full sun and is drought tolerant.

Form Snowbird hawthorn is good for small yards. It has a low headed, upright oval shape when mature.

Flower/seeds Tiny (1 cm) fragrant white or pinkish flowers that grow in pairs. Seed is found in fruit.

Leaf Dark green, toothed leaf that may have a few thorns.

Bark/wood Gray to brown bark.

Fruit Sparse, marble-sized fruit that has a glossy red skin when mature. High seed to flesh ratio; can be used to make jelly.

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)

Fireblight. Resistant to cedar/apple rust.