Crataegus virdis 'Winter King'

Winter King Hawthorn

Categories: Flowering/Ornamental Trees

Fall color ranges from yellow-green to golden yellow. The ⅜-inch diameter fruits start out green, then ripen from orange in early fall to bright orange-red in late fall and early winter. They often remain attractive until late winter, and are a late winter food source for songbirds and small mammals.

More About Crataegus virdis 'Winter King'

  • ?Winter King? hawthorn is a true four-season tree
  • It is an extremely adaptable tree and it is tolerant of poor soil, compacted soil, heat and drought, and is not fussy about soil pH

The show begins with very showy white flowers early to mid-May. The flowers are fragrant, some say malodorous, but I have found few who find the fragrance that offensive. Summer foliage is dark green to gray-green with a leathery texture

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18-25 ft


10-20 feet

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Crataegus virdis 'Winter King' Characteristics


  • Small / Miniature
  • Specimen
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Exfoilating Bark
  • Mass Plant
  • Interesting Bark
  • Salt Tolerant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Does best in full sun
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Fall Color

  • Yellow
  • Orange

Flower Color

  • White


  • bright red

Fruiting Attributes

  • heavy bearer
  • small size


  • Spreading
  • Irregular