Black Hawthorne is a medium sized tree that is very hardy in our area. It grows from 10' to 25' tall and just as wide. It will have white flowers in late spring to early summer.
The flowers are fragrant but not necessarily a pleasant fragrance. However, the fragrance of the flowers will attract bees and butterflies. Black Hawthorne will then produce red berries that will ripen to black in late summer. The berries will attract birds and the fruit is edible.
Black Hawthorne likes to be planted in full sun and moist soil. It is tolerant of wet soils making it a good choice for wetlands or wet areas. Black Hawthorne is a native to our area and is also drought tolerant once it is established. Use Black Hawthorne as screening or as a tree to attract wildlife.