Crataegus viridis 'Winter King', Winter King Hawthorn

Buds: reddish, 1 or 2, globular, at base of thorn, may be stalked or unstalked

Leaves: deciduous, alternate, 1.25-3.5" long, .75-2.5" wide, simple, oblong-ovate to elliptic, shallow lobes near apex, acute or acuminate, serrate, shiny dark green, may be purple and scarlet in fall

Twigs: thorns, straight, relatively slender, brown twigs have prominent white lenticels, older wood lighter gray, branches upright to more or less horizontal

Flowers: monoecious, white with yellow anthers, .75", in corymbs up to 2", bloom in mid-May

Fruit: red .5" pome, less abundant than that of C. phaenopyrum

Bark: silvery-gray to greenish, often exfoliating somewhat