The Winter King Hawthorn is hardy ornamental tree which looks great long into the winter (hence the name). This tree has silver-grey bark which peels showing an inner peachy-copper color. It has a nicely rounded habit with an vase-shaped branching structure. This tree produces 1/2 inch red berries which remain long into the winter and are a favorite of the birds. It has 2 inch glossy green leaves which makes this a unique looking mid size shade canopy. In the spring, this tree produces 3/4 inch white flowers which have a succulent fragrance. In the fall, the leaves turn into golden red. This 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 in tact.
The Winter King Hawthorn is a hardy tree and hard to beat for a versatile tree with low maintenance other than occasional watering in the first couple years after planting.
Maximum Elevation: 7,000 ft.