hardiness of winter king hawthorn to zone 7?

sandyinva(7A)August 29, 2011

I need to replace a maple that had been placed too close to my house 30 years ago. It split in a winter storm last winter.

I was thinking of a winter king Hawthorn ( about 15 feet from the house, not 6,) but have seen different zone recommendations for hardiness varying 6 to a 7. We do not get down to zero often in Northern VA but it does happen. Anyone have one in zone 7?

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gardengal48

You shouldn't have any concerns regarding cold hardiness - Crataegus viridis (of which 'Winter King' is a popular cultivar) is native to N. America and is winter hardy down to zone 4. The upper hardiness figures can sometimes indicate a lack of suitability for hotter climates, as in an inadequate dormant/winter chill period, but I doubt that's much of a concern with Winter King either. Does just fine here in zone 8.

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