May - Week 3 - Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'

May - Week 3 - Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'

  • Type: Deciduous tree
  • Zone: 4 -7       
  • Height: 25' - 35'
  • Spread: 25' - 35' 
  • Bloom time: May
  • Color: White
  • Light: Full Sun

Winter King is an ornamental tree that makes an impressive statement either planted as a specimen or in groups. Showy spring flowers are followed by brightly colored fruits that persist through the winter, making this tree a true garden asset. Unlike the species this cultivar is mostly spineless, with an occasional sharply pointed spine throughout. It’s very adaptable and easily grown in well drained soils.