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Ohio Pioneer Hawthorn*

Crataegus punctata 'Ohio Pioneer'

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Ohio Pioneer Hawthorn (Crataegus punctata 'Ohio Pioneer') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Ohio Pioneer Hawthorn in bloom

Ohio Pioneer Hawthorn in bloom

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Ohio Pioneer Hawthorn (Crataegus punctata 'Ohio Pioneer') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Ohio Pioneer Hawthorn flowers

Ohio Pioneer Hawthorn flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Other Names:  Dotted Hawthorn

Description:

A recently introduced hawthorn variety which is covered in a blanket of white in spring, followed by an abundance of red fruit in fall, very showy; thornless and adaptable with good form, making it ideal as an accent in the home landscape

Ornamental Features

Ohio Pioneer Hawthorn is bathed in stunning clusters of white flowers held atop the branches in mid spring. The fruits are showy red pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up. It has green foliage throughout the season. The serrated lobed leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Ohio Pioneer Hawthorn is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Ohio Pioneer Hawthorn is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Ohio Pioneer Hawthorn will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Screening 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features
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