How to grow Chinese hawthorn

Chinese hawthorn grow and care – tree of the genus Crataegus also known as Crataegus pinnatifida, Chinese hawthorn perennial deciduous plant, fruit edible also used as ornamental plant and as bonsai, can grow in temperate, mediterranean, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.

Leaves color green lobed to deeply lobed with serrated edge.

Flower color is white in the inner part is yellow and the stamens are red, the flowers grow on clusters.

Chinese hawthorn fruits

Fruit edible, peel color red can be with white dots the inner part of the fruit is white, the shape of the fruit looks like little apple with crown in the top.

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How to grow Chinese hawthorn growing and care:

Chill hours, moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft in Chinese hawthorn?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mealy bug, mites, borer

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead branches and to open the tree

Size of the plant?
3-6 m, 10-20 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White flower with yellow inner the stamens are red, the flowers grow on clusters.

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Fruit fly, birds

What can be done with big quantities of Chinese hawthorn fruits?
Eat raw, dry, cooked

Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the tree or protect the fruit against fruit fly

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Scientific name:

Crataegus pinnatifida

How to grow Chinese hawthorn

Chinese hawthorn tree

Chinese hawthorn


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dried fruit
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9