The hawthorns (Crataegus spp.) are a genus of small, flowering trees with red fruit that persists throughout the winter. There are 4 trees of this genus in the Yard, mostly next to buildings or along the fences that border the Yard.

A hawthorn tree sags with the weight of a heavy snowfall.

A Hawthorn in full bloom.

Virginia Tech Dendrology info - Crataegus spp.

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Last updated May 2, 2007