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PNW flower and fruit tree. A handsome stout shrub/tree that is festooned with nectar rich flowers for a wide variety of pollinators. Its white petals provide a background for dark pink anthers held on white filaments, so it looks like they’re levitating within the corona. Good sturdy branching for birds nests. Short sharp thorns help prevent predators from reaching eggs, sitting parents and chicks. By late July-August, dark blue-purple near black fruit are ready to harvest or left for migrating birds.
First Nations used it as a medicinal for stomach & intestinal complaints (sort of an anti-cascara effect)
Overall form is nicely rounded with dense branching. Leaves are serrated. New twigs are red. Does well in full sun along streamsides.
- Seed Count: 15-20
- Collection Date: August 2023
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Height and Width: 10m x 7m
- Germination test type: float
- Family: Rosaceae
How to germinate Crataegus douglasii seeds: