Masses of white flowers followed by red fruit, loaded with heart-healthy procyanidins.
Used for jelly, wine, and teas much like rose hips.
Oak-shaped leaves have great fall color, accented by red fruit.
Leaves, fruit, and flowers used by herbalists to normalize blood pressure and strengthen the heart. To 20' as a tree, but easily pruned as a hedge, bush, etc.
BOTANICAL NAME Crataegus monogyna
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Seeds need a moist chilling period I na dark place before they will sprout-a jar with something moist (moss, cotton) but not wet, stored in the refrigerator (not freezer) for 4-6 weeks will do this. Or, plant in a one-gallon pot and set outside in the fall, leaving the pot outside for germination the next spring. Prepare the permanent spot as you would any perennial crop. Hawthorn is adaptable and tough, thriving in sun to light shade.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Zones 5-10/Height 20'/Matures 5 years
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Bee Friendly
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