The Winter King Hawthorn is a hardy ornamental tree that looks great long into the winter (hence the name). This tree has silver-grey bark which peels showing an inner peach-copper color. It has a nicely rounded habit with a vase-shaped branching structure. This tree produces 1/2 inch red berries which remain long into the winter and are a favorite of birds. It has 2-inch glossy green leaves that makes for a unique looking mid-size shade canopy. In the spring, this tree produces 3/4" white flowers with a succulent fragrance. In the fall, the leaves turn golden red. This is one of the best looking of the Hawthorns. This variety grows to a mature height of around 30 feet tall and equal width. This tree really stands out in the winter as it has a silvery-grey color with red berries still intact.
The Winter King Hawthorn is a hardy tree and hard to beat for versatility. It's also low maintenance with only occasional watering in the first couple of years after planting.