Crataegus viridis

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Crataegus viridis
Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'.jpg
'Winter King'
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Crataegus
Series: Virides
(Beadle ex Sarg.) Rehder[1]
Species: C. viridis
Binomial name
Crataegus viridis
Native range

Crataegus viridis, the green hawthorn[2] or southern thorn,[3] 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.


  1. ^ Phipps, J.B.; Robertson, K.R.; Smith, P.G.; Rohrer, J.R. (1990). A checklist of the subfamily Maloideae (Rosaceae). Canadian Journal of Botany. 68(10): 2209–2269.
  2. ^ "Crataegus viridis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  • Phipps, J.B., O’Kennon, R.J., Lance, R.W. (2003). Hawthorns and medlars. Royal Horticultural Society, Cambridge, U.K.

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