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Plant Name:

Downy Hawthorn

Scientific Name:

Crataegus mollis


Downy Hawthorn is a small deciduous tree or shrub with thorny branches and clusters of white flowers followed by red berries.


Woodlands, forest edges, meadows


Downy Hawthorn provides food and cover for birds and small mammals. It is also a host plant for certain butterfly species.

Growing Conditions:

Downy Hawthorn prefers well-drained soils in full sun to part shade


Downy Hawthorn is often used in landscaping for its ornamental value. The fruits are edible and can be used to make jellies, jams, and teas.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):


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Fun Facts:

The name "downy" refers to the soft hairs on the leaves and young branches of the plant.

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