Downy Hawthorn - Crataegus mollis
Features: This beautiful small tree attracts birds, bees, and beetles. Some birds nest in its dense greenery and dine on its showy fruit, while rabbits nibble on its twigs and foliage. It generally defoliates in late summer, revealing the ripening, red fruit.
Jens Jensen loved this tree and thought it embodied a natural “prairie style.” Read more HERE
Light: full sun, partial sun, shade
Soil: dry to medium moist
Height: 15-25 ft.
Width: 15-25 ft.
Blooms: late spring
Flower color: white
Fall color: yellow/orange to red leaves
Special note: pollinator hot spot