Hawthorn Berries Wnc

Hawthorn Berries Wnc – Hawthorn, or hawthorn, is a genus of many species and cultivars distributed across North Carolina from low-lying swamps and river beds in the east to upper mountain ridges in the west.

, or Bigfruit Hawthorn, is a native large shrub or small tree found in hardwood or semi-coarse woodland, wooded slopes, rocky outcrops, grasslands, woodlands, bald hills, and rocky peaks in the Piedmont and North Carolina mountains. The tree may vary in shape, size, and fruit production depending on where it grows, because hybridization occurs easily with other hawthorns. Despite the common name, the fruit is not exceptionally large.

Hawthorn Berries Wnc

Like most hawthorns, the Bigfruit Hawthorn has long, straight spines and white flowers that bloom in spring. The fruits are edible in the fall. This tree prefers well-drained loam soil that retains moisture but is not at all picky and will tolerate clay soil. It is also drought and wind tolerant, but does not do well with salty air. Fruiting is best in full sun. It will grow in partial shade, but this will affect the quantity and quality of the fruits. When trees are grown from seed, it takes 5 to 8 years before they begin to bear fruit; Grafted trees often flower abundantly in their third year. The flowers smell like rotting fish that attract midges, which are the main means of fertilization. When the flowers are newly opened, they have a more pleasant aroma.

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This black willow lives in Myakka River State Park in Florida. The leaves were just coming out in early March when we took this photo.

A good identifying information for this tree is the leaves. This tree has very long and slender leaves. The green leaves have smooth teeth and are hairless on both sides.

Cortex is another good ID tip. It is black, deep and wrinkled on older trees. This is a frequent tree by the riverbed.

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I’ve heard of some beautiful baskets made from the bark and twigs of this tree. I hope to find one and even learn how to make a basket out of a black willow tree.

This tree lives in Mountain Home Arkansas in Cooper Park next to the historic village along a stream.

This is a closer view of the bark and leaves of Salix nigra, the black willow tree.

The bark has been used in tea making for centuries to treat headaches, fevers, bowel ailments, and even as a lotion to stimulate hair growth. The leaves were used as compresses for sprains, bruises, and sores. The twigs are usually bright yellow, and the bark can be wrinkled at a young age, and deeply wrinkled with age. Often there are several trunks.


The North Carolina Champion Tree lives in Bertie County, North Carolina in the Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge. It has a height of 76 feet and a circumference of 123 inches.

How old do trees live to be? There is a black willow tree in Marlborough, New Jersey that is over 150 years old. It began to grow before the Civil War. Not only is the Marlboro tree ancient, but it is also huge. It is 76 feet high and over 19 feet in circumference (measurement around a tree trunk). Five adults will have to hold hands to completely encircle the torso. The Marlboro tree is the largest black willow in New Jersey and the largest tree in Marlborough. In fact, the New Jersey Forest Service has recognized it as a “state champion” due to its size. “

There is an old tree on the grounds of Hogwarts called Whomping Willow. It was planted to conceal a passage that Lupine passed through every full moon when he transformed into a werewolf.

I love to walk by the river in West Asheville and look at every Black Willow tree that grows by the river.

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The black willow tree’s blossoms attract birds and butterflies. It hosts the caterpillars of the beautiful Mourning’s Mantle, the Viceroy, the red-spotted purple, the Viceroy, the Red-spotted Purple, the Tiger Swallowtail, and the Acadian Hairsteak butterflies.

The North Carolina Champion Hoptree lives in Jefferson, North Carolina in New River State Park. It measures 11 feet in height and 17 inches in circumference.

Hoptree transplantation for swallowtail butterflies. The swallowtail butterfly is attracted to the aromatic nectar of this tree. This tree is a larval host for the eastern tiger swallowtail as well as the giant swallowtail. I heard there’s a lemony scent in the air when the flowers come out in April.

This is a small tree that is native to southern Appalachians. It may reach 25 feet in length. I have a thin trunk and an open crown.

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Rosaceae – Rose Family “A Year With Trees” – Tree Number 83 American Mountain Ash Sorbus americana

The American Mountain Ash opens leaves on its branches in April in Asheville; What a beautiful sight to see. This American mountain inhabits the Asheville Botanical Gardens. www.ashevillebotanicalgardens.org

The Mountain Ash tree usually only thrives on life at the higher elevations of the southern Appalachian Mountains. This tree lives near Mount Pisgah on the Blue Ridge Parkway. These photos were taken on March 23, when the buds have not yet opened. I’ll be back soon and see the new leaves emerge.

The leaves of American mountain ash have 11-17 narrow, pointed edges, serrated, non-stalked and feathery, the leaves are green in summer.

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You’ll only find American Mountain Ash at higher elevations in the Appalachian Mountains. Beautiful white flowers will appear in the spring and red berries in the summer.

This tree is well worth a trip to the mountains to find. Make your way up the Blue Ridge Parkway or even up to the Klingman Dome in Smokies to find this tree.

The American Mountain Ash in full fruit splendor in September near Devil’s Court and Mt.Pisgah on BlueRidge Parkway.

The Champion American Mountain Ash Tree lives in Highlands, North Carolina. This tree is 52 feet tall and 47 inches in circumference.

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My favorite American Ash Trees lives at the Mt.Pisgah Inn on Blue Ridge Parkway at a high altitude. You can see them at the turn off from the parkway at the inn. This tree is amazing all year round.

Bears are often found in mountain ash trees when the berries are ripe. Many other animals also enjoy berries, including moose, white-tailed deer, and many species of grouse. It is said that birds that eat berries get a little drunk. When the fruits appear in September, the fall colors will soon follow.

An article from Audubon talks very well about why it is necessary to grow a native plant. I’m putting a link here because it’s well written that speaks the truth.

“Indigenous plants are those that occur naturally in the area in which they evolved. They are the ecological foundation on which life, including birds and humans, depend. Without them and the insects that evolved with them, native birds cannot survive. For example, research has shown Conducted by entomologist Doug Talmey, native oak trees support more than 500 species of caterpillars while ginkgo, a commonly planted landscape tree from Asia, hosts only 5 species of caterpillars.When it takes more than 6000 caterpillars to raise a single brood of a bird Kikkades., That’s a big difference.”

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Rosaceae – Family of Roses ‘A Year With the Trees’ – Tree No. 82 Black Cherry Tree Prunus serotina

The leaves are finely toothed. Leaves are simple and alternate. Twigs are reddish-brown in color. It is said to have a bitter almond taste. Though, I haven’t tasted them to find out. This tree can grow up to 100 feet.

Black cherry leaves sparkle in the summer sun. full of life. You can see the fine serrated edges with their sharp, curved teeth.

The black cherry tree provides food for many birds and small mammals. The fruits are used in jams and syrups. The bark has been used for many years to make cough medicines.

Crataegus Macrosperma (bigfruit Hawthorn, Fanleaf Hawthorn,, Hawthorn, Large Seeded Hawthorn, Thornapple)

Black cherries are recognizable by their bark which some say looks like burnt potato chips. The bark has medicinal properties. The bark of the young black cherry is used in cough medicines, tonics, and sedatives. The fruit is used to make jelly and wine.

The North Carolina Champion Black Cherry Tree lives in Clyde, North Carolina. It’s too big for black cherries. Check out the picture, amazing!

I visited black cherries at the botanical gardens in Asheville. I can’t say exactly it’s my most favorite black cherry. I’ll be looking for where my favorite black cherry is. Check again.

Rosaceae – Family of Roses ‘A Year With the Trees’ Tree No. 81 Pin Cherry Tree Prunus pensylvanica

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This beautiful tree grows in the high elevations of the southern Appalachian Mountains as well as in the northern part