Spring Forth with Hawthorne Trees

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

Spring Forth with a Happy Little Hawthorne Tree


We have a little Hawthorne tree that sits under a canopy of tall evergreens, but it gets enough sun to bloom profusely each spring.  Since I (Debb) appreciate Celtic mythology and fairy lore, this tree is especially enchanting to me. 

In Ireland most of the isolated trees, or so called “ lone bushes,” found in the landscape and said to be inhabited by fairies, are Hawthorne trees. Such trees could not be cut down or damaged in any way. To do so, would incur the wrath of their sprite guardians. Bad luck! 


Our tree is called Crimson Cloud, and it grows well in full sun, or part shade. The lightly scented blossoms explode in a profusion of color in the spring, specifically during the month of May. The flowers later develop into tiny red berries which are popular with birds. 


To date, we’ve not spotted any wee folk dancing in the branches, but then Nature spirits can be quite shy. You can be sure we won’t be causing that Hawthorne tree any damage though - just in case. Who wants angry fairies in the midst? 

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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  Those flowers on the trees  just take my breathe away .Just beautiful 

May 12, 2018 09:07 AM #8
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Debb,
The fairies should be very happy in that beautiful tree! 

May 12, 2018 09:27 AM #9
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I did not know the background of this tree but I do enjoy the beauty. I hope you both have a great weekend Debb and Bernie! 

May 12, 2018 09:31 AM #10
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 Great picture of the trees and flowers. I love your area.

May 12, 2018 10:16 AM #11
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi Debb: I learned something new about Hawthorne trees. Can't say I recall seeing any in Ireland, though, and we were there in June. But there is so much to see and everything is magical there. How special that you've got one of these trees growing near your home in Washington.

I bet you have a beautiful yard and garden.

May 12, 2018 12:05 PM #12
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Debb... sure wouldn't want any angry fairies around my home! What a lovely plant... nature is really beautiful at your end of the country... no doubt about that.

May 12, 2018 12:24 PM #13
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD what a fun post and a gorgeous photo.  And, no - I certainly don't want any angry fairies around my home!

May 12, 2018 03:25 PM #14
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

What a beautiful tree Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD . I'm going to have to check to see if it will grow this far North.

May 12, 2018 05:31 PM #15
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - those blooms are gorgeous. Just in time for Mother's Day!  I had to go look up Hawthorn tree to learn a little more about it. I enjoyed reading about the folklore that you provided!

May 12, 2018 06:48 PM #16
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Not sure this would grow in our part of the world...but...if it did, it would be appropriate because that is the name  of the street we live on in New Berlin WI !

May 13, 2018 03:00 AM #17
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, what beautiful blooms from this tree, and not sure if I have ever seen them.

May 13, 2018 06:17 AM #18
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

I love Hawthorne trees but didn't know the story behind this. I will have to show my granddaughter Beckett..we went to the Botanical Center in Austin for a Fairy Tea party and they hunted under bushes and everywhere for the fairies! Gorgeous photo!

May 13, 2018 07:04 AM #19
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, hope you and your family enjoyed Mother's Day.  Did you get to see any of your kids?

May 14, 2018 05:40 AM #20
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Love your post but your comment to Sheila Anderson  cracked me up, I am like her hate humidity, hence no NJ, CT NY or MA in my future:))Endre

May 14, 2018 10:27 PM #21
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I LOVE the colors Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

May 15, 2018 04:10 PM #22
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Thanks for introducing me to the hawthorne tree. What pretty flowers it has and you are blessed to have it. The fairies would be just another nice addition.

May 16, 2018 08:02 PM #23
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - The added information you provide makes this a very special blog post. Your story is very interesting and fun to read. Plus, educational too! I love reading your blogs, I always know I'll never be disappointed.

May 18, 2018 06:10 AM #24
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Debb and Bernie --- not just pretty but information- filled too. A particularly good combination. 

May 18, 2018 07:49 AM #25
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Debb and Bernie:

Well I learned something new AND I go to enjoy a beautiful photo. A double winner for me! Thank you!


May 18, 2018 08:25 PM #26
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good job Bernice,  Take care of Debb with flowers and trees and you will always be appreciate.

May 20, 2018 08:15 AM #27
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