Crataegus mollis

Crataegus mollis - red haw

Red haw may be found in Finnish botanic collections but it is not commercially grown. The species is native to North America east of the Appalachians, where it grows into a broad small tree, though in Finland often remaining a shrub. The leaves are broad, downy and a lively green. The white inflorescences are broad, white-hairy; both flowers and fruit larger than in most other hawthorns. In favourable sunny situations this species is picturesque in form, with rich foliage, attractive in flower and in fruit.