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17 Washington Hawthorn

(Crataegus phaenopyrum)

Widely grown as an ornamental, Washington hawthorns reach up to 33 feet in height. The small, red, berry-like fruit grow closely together in large clusters and are food for squirrels and birds. They have a mild flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked. As with other species of hawthorn, the wood is hard and can be used to make tools.