The Chinese Hawthorn is a plant that grows throughout Eastern Asia. This species has less small thorns and is more open and erect, but it does have the blooms and red berries that the genus is known for. Birds are attracted to it because of the tasty fruit. The blooms have a terrible odour that reminds me of decomposing fish, which attracts midges, who are the primary source of fertilization. When freshly open, the flowers have more pleasant scent.
Botanical Name : Crataegus pinnatifida
Common Name : Chinese Hawthorn
Height : 15- 23 ft
Spread : 15- 20 ft
Germination Info : 30-60 days warm stratification followed by 90-120 cold
Hardiness zone : 6-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 255