8 responses to “Crataegus douglasii”

  1. Beverley

    Crataegus douglasii – Z5 – Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths

  2. Michael Hickman

    Have you read the book by James Phipps with Robert J. O’Kennon and Ron W. Lance. 2003. Hawthorns and Medlars. RHS Plant Collector, published by Timber Press?
    It is well worth a read!
    Best wishes,

  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Good idea, Michael – I think that’s another book that’s on the garden’s “Wanted” list.

  4. Michael F

    “about the black-fruited hawthorns (of which Crataegus douglasii is one)”
    . . . the fruit in the photo look very red to me – is the identification of the plant in the photo correct?

  5. Daniel Mosquin

    Distributionally, there isn’t anything else it is likely to be – unless it isn’t native. Some of the older fruits are blackish-purple, so I’m not uncomfortable with the ID, particularly knowing that the taxonomy has been so confused for so long.

  6. Michael F

    “unless it isn’t native” – to be honest, I’d not be able to tell this (sans leaves) from my native (your invasive) Crataegus monogyna. I can’t see anything that excludes that species.
    I noticed the darker fruit, on a close look, they are all damaged (skin split) or partly dried out, so probably fermented (damaged C. monogyna fruit look like this, too).

  7. Emily

    There was something in Maryland Growing up called “poke berries ” that look like that with dark on the outside with magenta juice I used to paint with it.

  8. Andrea

    I’d have to agree it looks more like C. monogyna, which can be invasive in the PNW. It was widely planted (and naturalized) in Oregon when I lived there a decade ago.
    Plus it hybridizes with douglasii, to further complicate matters.

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