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Downy Hawthorn
Crataegus mollis
Downy Hawthorn flowers
Size:
Size: small
Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 6 
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Mature Height: 20-30 Feet
Features: Flat clusters of small, creamy white flowers in spring; flowers have an unpleasant scent; bright red fruit late summer and early autumn; spring foliage is very downy; fall color is yellow to bronze.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil, but tolerant of drought; pH adaptable.
Mature Form: Broad rounded with distinctly horizontal branches
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Use for: Massing.Massing
Patio
Use for: Screen.Screen
Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Brown
Yellow
 
Additional Notes: This species has fewer thorns than Cockspur Hawthorn.

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