Crataegus songorica | Hawthorn | 20_Seeds

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These seeds were collected from Crataegus songorica, also known as Hawthorn. This tree can grow up to about 15 feet tall and has white flowers and black fruit. The fruit is delicious and can be eaten raw or cooked. The wood is hard and high quality but it is small and mainly used to make tools, and for turning. Crataegus plants in general are used as larval host plants for the Blastodacna bicristatella, Peach Fruit, Epinotia zandana, Common Emerald, Blinded sphinx, Hummingbird Clearwing, and Fernalds Eucosma Moths, and the Red-spotted Purple or White Admiral butterfly. Crataegus is also a food source for the Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 11.

Crataegus songorica seeds are celebrated for their elegant blooms and resilience. These seeds are a must-have for gardeners seeking a hardy and visually appealing addition to their landscape.

USDA Hardiness Zones: Crataegus songorica thrives in zones 4-11, making it an excellent choice for a wide range of climates.

While not typically used for consumption, this plant offers a unique ecological role. Crataegus songorica is renowned for its fragrant blossoms, filling your garden with a delightful and inviting scent.

Furthermore, this plant provides vital support to butterflies and moths, serving as a dependable larval host. Witness the remarkable transformation of these winged creatures as they find refuge and sustenance in your Crataegus songorica.

Intriguingly, a variety of wildlife is attracted to this plants nectar-rich blooms. Bees, butterflies, ladybugs, hummingbirds, and moths all find nourishment and shelter among its branches, creating a thriving and harmonious ecosystem within your garden.

As an added benefit, Crataegus songorica is known for its resistance to deer, ensuring your garden remains untouched by these curious creatures.

So, whether you are an experienced gardener or a novice, Crataegus songorica seeds offer a fragrant, resilient, and wildlife-friendly addition to your outdoor sanctuary. Cultivate not only a flourishing garden but also a deeper appreciation for the fascinating world of hawthorns with these remarkable seeds.