Red Sun Chinese Haw ™ is prized for its profuse, 3 inch wide clusters of white flowers, abundant, dark red fruit, and crimson-red fall color.
Very popular in northern parts of China, this unique species of Hawthorne bears heavy crops of large, round, dark red or golden yellow fruit. Ripening in September, this flavorful fruit is eaten frersh, dried, stewed and made into candy. A striking sight when covered with fruit, Chinese Haw also features reddish-colored, fall foliage. Hardy to minus 10 degrees F., or below, Chinese Haw is pest and disease resistant, like full to 1/2 day sun, and grows 8-10 ft. in height at maturity. It is also self-fertile and often begins bearing 2 years after planting.
Latin Name: Crataegus pinnatifida
Site and Soil: Chinese Haw likes full sun 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Chinese Haw is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Chinese Haw is hardy to minus 10F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Red Sun™ Chinese Haw has not been damaged by pests or diseases in our orchard.
USDA Zone: 6
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-41