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Scarlet Hawthorn

Crataegus coccinea

Native

Scarlet Hawthorn belongs to Series Coccineae (hawthorn). Its trees or shrubs are up to 10 m tall but it is highly variable. It is native to North America. Their crowns are usually compact and conical, bears clusters of gorgeous white flowers in May followed by round fruits that ripen to scarlet in September-October. These often persist to early winter and are enjoyed by birds.

Leaf

Alternate, simple, deciduous; blades dark green and hairless above, ovate to almost round, widest below midleaf, 6-9 cm long

Flower

White, with sweet but unpleasant smell

Fruit/Seed

Bright red, thick-fleshed, often juicy haws

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