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by Oui on January 18, 2006 10:47 PM
Winter King, Green Hawthorne, (crataegus viridis) I have found a new tree that I am interested in...

This tree is interesting to me because it only gets 25 feet tall and it has bright RED berries on it during the winter...

Does anybody have these???? I would love to know your experience with them and opinions.

I discovered this on the HGTV site..

Look how pretty it is...

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/gl_trees_shrubs_fruit/article/0,,HGTV_3647_3366315,00.html

Birdman..Do you know if birds like the berries from this tree???
by RugbyHukr on January 18, 2006 11:07 PM
Do a little research on odor. Some hawthornes have an unpleasant smell. You may want to plant it where it is seen but not smelled.

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by Marian on January 18, 2006 11:28 PM
I don't know about that particular Hawthorn , but I agree on the odor of some . I have a native hawthorn in my side yard , and when it blooms is is really yucky . I try to stay upwind from it ! LOL
Otherwise , I really like it . I did trim off all the long thorns from the lower part , and the lower branches , because I was afraid my young granddaughters might get poked in the eyes with them . ( They were pretty adventuresome while small ! )

There is another native variety , in another location . I have never noticed an odor from it .

Marian

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by Oui on January 18, 2006 11:43 PM
I a VERY sensitive to bad smells...I might reconsider...Maybe I could plant one or two WAAAAY back on my property...AHHHHHHGH I do not think it is worth it if it stinks...<<dang>>
by RugbyHukr on January 19, 2006 01:51 AM
Maybe not all smell.

If you want berries, try 'heteromeles arbutifolia' Christmas Berry. It is evergreen. And it has berries for months.

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