Hawthorns are named for their sharp thorns. Fittingly, these trees are occasionally used in hedge rows to be a living fence. There are five species of hawthorn trees in Central Park; green hawthorns can be found west of the Great Lawn, and a downy hawthorn can be found near the south entrance of Conservatory Garden.
LeavesSmall, 3 to 5 jagged lobes, resembling miniature maple leaves
FruitBerries that can be fire-engine red to purple to yellow, loved by wildlife
FlowerWhite to red
BarkSmooth when young; forming plates or ridges as they get older