Crataegus viridis

Crataegus viridis, the green hawthorn[1] or southern thorn,[2] is a species of hawthorn that is native to the southeastern United States. The tree tends to grow to be 5–15 meters tall. Forms vary considerably, and many desirable ornamental forms could be selected from the wild. The cultivar 'Winter King' is a well-known selection.

Crataegus viridis
Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'.jpg
'Winter King' cultivar
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Crataegus
Section: Crataegus sect. Coccineae
Series: Crataegus ser. Virides
C. viridis
Binomial name
Crataegus viridis
Native range


  1. ^ "Crataegus viridis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 17 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.

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