The Douglas Hawthorn is native to the Pacific Northwest, and a great choice for landscapes in our region. In the garden, the hawthorn will attract birds, butterflies as well as ladybugs. It’s notable for is its glossy, reddish twigs covered with spines, or thorns. This small tree can reach heights of up to 30 feet, though it also grows as a thicket-forming shrub. This versatile tree prefers full sun and is drought resistant while also tolerating brief periods of flooding.