Crataegus douglasii seeds (Black Hawthorn)

$3.75

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.

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Description

Canadian and US customers only.  Banned in the EU.

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.

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 2020
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Height and Width: 10m x 7m
  • Germination test type: float
  • Family: Rosaceae

How to germinate Crataegus douglasii seeds:

Soak in water 24 hours. Mimic summer warmth (as the seeds would be naturally exposed to) and warm stratify 120 days. Place seed under cold stratification at 2-4C for 120 days.  You can do this in a baggie of well draining moist medium to conserve greenhouse space.  When warm & cold stratification cycles are complete sow 7mm deep in a pot of well draining medium, tamp firm and apply 2cm of mulch. Give gentle warmth and watch the kids sprout.  Don’t let sown seed, sprouting seed or seedlings dry out. Provide strong indirect light.

Additional information

Weight 4 g

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