Hawthorn – Cold Weather

Q: I lost four Indian hawthorns last year to cold weather. I liked them and would like to replace. Any advice?

A: Different varieties of Indian hawthorn seem to have different reactions to cold and different susceptibility to leaf spot. According to plant experts, ‘Blueberry Muffin’, ‘Snow’, ‘Eskimo’, ‘Georgia Charm’, ‘Georgia Petite’ and ‘Eleanor Tabor’ are very cold hardy. I have a list of Indian hawthorns that are disease resistant at http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/indian-hawthorn-leaf-spot/

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