Crataegus laevigata 'Crimson Cloud' | Crimson Cloud Hawthorn

Consider 'Crimson Cloud' a small tree with a big payoff. Profuse numbers of small fragrant flowers, bright red with a white center, bloom in midspring. Shiny red berries follow in the fall that are loved by birds. Form is rounded with somewhat thorny branches. Yellow fall color. It can be susceptible to diseases, including hawthorn leaf blight and fungus. Canopy coverage: 314 square feet. Photos courtesy Ruth Quade.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -20F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 20 feet high

Width: 20 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Flower Color: red, white

Flower Season: spring

Wildlife: bees, birds