Hawthorn, Wild Form- Tough landrace from the west coast of the US, with white flowers and large, single-stoned fruits. Hardy to -20 degrees F. An excellent choice for the herbal landscape, these small to mid-sized trees can be kept trimmed to desired size and even do well as a hedgerow. The trees harbor and feed wildlife and provide excellent medicine for the heart.
Crataegus monogyna (Common hawthorn) is extensively planted as a hedge plant, especially for agricultural use. Its spines and close branching habit render it effectively stock- and human-proof, with some basic maintenance. The traditional practice of hedge laying is most commonly practiced with this species. It is a good fire wood which burns with a good heat and little smoke.