The leaves of Douglas hawthorn are ovate, lobed, tomentose, green and up to 5 cm (2 in) long. The leaf margin is serrated.
The flowers stand erect together in fascicle. The single flower has five white petals.
The fruit is apple-like, nearly black and about 1 cm (0.4 in) in size.
The branches are reddish brown with glossy thorns, 2-3 cm (0.8-1.2 in) long.
single tree, planting in groups