Black Hawthorn - (Crataegus douglasii)
Black Hawthorn, also known as Douglas Hawthorn, is a dense shrub that can also grow as a small tree, reaching up to 35 feet in height. Clustered stems covered in dark green, smooth leaves with serrated tips and sharp thorns on the branches, it makes an excellent barrier or hedge for a yard.
Black Hawthorn also provides an abundance of cover and food for small wildlife such as birds. It’s an excellent choice for erosion control, growing best in moist soils but can work in drier soils as well. Its fire tolerant, able to resprout after wildfire. Ethnobotanic uses are not abundant. Thorns are used for earrings, lances for blisters, rakes, and fishhooks. Bark has been used in medicinal settings such as steam baths, and berries, while edible, have not been highly regarded by most Native American tribes who use the plant. The flowers of the Black Hawthorn are white and often stinky, blooming in late spring and early summer, giving way to small, apple-shaped purply-black berries in the mid to late summer.
*Prefers full sun, tolerant of partial shade
*Prefers deep, moist, fine-textured soils, tolerant of drier soils.
*Great as a hedge, barrier, erosion control and ecological restoration
*Typically maxes out at 35 feet in height
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