Oregon Black Hawthorn
Crataegus douglasii, 1 gal.
Black hawthorn or Douglas' thornapple is a slow-growing tree which can reach a maximum height of about 25 ft. It is particularly hardy and is resistant to diseases to which ornamental cultivars are susceptible. Lovely white flowers mature into black berries (haws). This small tree is ideal for gardeners interested in providing wildlife habitat: its sharp thorns provide protection to birds and small mammals while its berries offer food during winter months. Black hawthorn attracts pollinators, including hummingbirds and butterflies, as well as beneficial insects.
photo credit - Hawthorn Blossoms, Tom Brandt, Flickr, CC BY 2.0 DEED;
Crataegus douglasii - black hawthorn, Matt Lavin, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED