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Red Sun Chinese Hawthorn

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Original price $49.99 - Original price $49.99
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$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 11 reviews
Healthy tree, but can it survive the TX heat is yet to be seen.

This is the second time that I am buying this tree. I live in zone 8b, and I bought one last year, but July heat and the west sun killed it even though I watered well. I am trying again, and for the last time. After discussing with Laura, the RainTree Horticulturist, via email, I have planted it where it will receive the most afternoon shade (shade is relative since I don't have much shading around my house, and the house will be used as shade as the summer sun cast the shade onto that spot around 3-4 pm). Back to the topic as far as the tree itself, it came about 4 1/2 feet tall with large bare roots and the buds protruding already. Within a week of planting, buds came out. The tree came on 3/18 and I took the below pictures on 4/6. I did pinch off the lower buds as I want it to grow like a tree.

Hong Y.L.
Strong and healthy

Received this red sun Chinese hawthorn in time for the spring planting. It is packed carefully and shows healthy and strong trunk.

raintree Nusery

After planting the barefoot hawthorn tree from raintree nursery for 10 days , tree began to grow leaves!very raintree healthy tree ! I gave 5 stars

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!