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Red Sun Chinese Hawthorn

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Original price $49.99 - Original price $49.99
Original price
$49.99 - $49.99
Current price $49.99
SKU D163

Crataegus pinnatifida 'Red Sun'

Red Sun is prized for its unique oak-leaf like foliage and large, tasty fruit. Know in China as Shan Zha, this attractive, small tree displays large clusters of white flowers followed by abundant, round, 1" diameter fruit which turn red when ripe. This unique sweet and flavorful fruit is delicious eaten fresh, dried, stewed, and made into candy.

Chinese Haw is relatively easy to grow, disease resistant, and hardy once well-established. Does not tolerate drought well as a young tree. Mature height to about 15' tall.

USDA Zone: 5-9

Grow Height: 15'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: September

Pollination: Self-Fertile

Size: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • When do you start to take order for RED SUN CHINESE HAWTHORN?

    July 1st was the start date and they are already at limit, there will be a few more released at the end of January

  • Do you ship Chinese Hawthorn bareroot to Vancouver Canada?

    We do not ship to Canada at all.

  • Is RED SUN CHINESE HAWTHORN deer-resistant?

    No, there are no plants are genuinely deer resistant. If deer are a problem you will need to use other proven exclusion measures.

  • What’s the difference between the red sun Chinese hawthorn and the BIG GOLDEN STAR HAWTHORN? Thanks!

    Big Star has bigger fruit and fewer thorns. It is related to the Red Sun, but improved. Some customers prefer Red Sun however as it is traditional.

  • Is it possible to pre-order these “ RED SUN CHINESE HAWTHORN” trees? If yes, let me know. thank you!! :)

    Use the Notify Me button to get an e-mail when they are back in stock.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Red Sun Chinese Hawthorn

The tree arrived in very good condition with the whole root system. We planted it in our front yard successfully. It is growing very fast! This is the best tree we ever got in the past ten years. We will order trees from this nursery in the future.

Wendy Z.
Hometown Hawthorn

I bought a red sun hawthorn tree in 2018, because I wanted to use its fruit to make the "ice candied haws" in our hometown. The potted hawthorn tree I used grew very well. Since 2020, we have made a lot of delicacies every year when its fruit is ripe, "hawthorn cake, canned hawthorn, candied haws", so happy!

jennifer k.
Healthy Chinese Hawthorn Tree Arrived

This was my second time that I bought fruit trees from this farm. The tree I bought last year, grows super healthy. So I bought a Chinese hawthorn fruit tree from them again which was very hard to find in the market. Very satisfied with this new tree.

Plant came with nice girth and already budding out after 2 weeks

I grew up eating this fruit as a treat called 冰糖葫芦 as 8-10 of them were de-seeded, threaded through kabob sticks and coated with the clear colored melted rock sugar (冰糖) in a giant wok. The taste of the slightly tart fruit combined with the hard sugar coating was indescribable and unforgettable, an annual tradition of every winter/spring! I reserved a tree last year and got it in late March this year completely dormant as it came bareroot. Planted, it was about 4 1/2 feet tall and thicker than I had expected (like the thickness of a lipstick), which was a pleasant surprise. Forwarding a couple of weeks, it’s early April and it’s budding out nicely in several places. I plant to baby it and harvest some fruit some day so that I can recreate this childhood memory.

Just pre-ordered mine, can't wait!

These are so hard to find in California. Looking forward to seeing them!

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