How to grow Chinese hawthorn

Chinese hawthorn growing 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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Requirements for 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 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

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

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Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone