Toba Hawthorn #10

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Botanical Name: Crataegus X Mordenensis 'Toba'

Cultivar: Toba

The hardiest of the ornamental hawthorns, the perfect accent for small home landscapes, smothered in pink flowers in spring followed by showy red berries in fall, develops an interesting twisted trunk with time, thorns can be quite sharp

Plant Categories: Tree, Flowering Tree, Ornamental Tree, Deciduous Tree


Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist


Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade


Plant Height
20 Feet


Plant Width/Spread
20 Feet

Advantages:

Flowering Plant

Suitable For Growing Under Power Lines

Interesting Bark

Out of stock

Description

Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone3b
Growth RateAverage
Recommended Pruning MethodLate Winter Pruning

Foliage

Foliage TypeDeciduous
Plant FormRound

Flowers

Flower PeriodSpring
Flower ColorWhite
Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryHawthorn
Landscape ApplicationAccent, Screening

Details

Planting & Growing

Toba Hawthorn will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Landscape Attributes

Toba Hawthorn is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

Spiny

Toba Hawthorn is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Accent, Hedges/Screening

Ornamental Features

Toba Hawthorn features showy clusters of white flowers with pink overtones held atop the branches in mid spring. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The glossy lobed leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruits are showy red pomes displayed from early to late fall. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.