Most Hawthorns will grow as far north as the Great Lakes and upper New York. They are found in New England along the Atlantic coast (zone 4) and south through Virginia to Alabama and Missouri (zone 8).
Hawthorns are tolerant of urban conditions. They can grow well in many soils and tolerate drought, wind and heat. They grow best in full sun, but will tolerate light shade. They do not endure heavy shade or poor drainage. They prefer a soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0 but they will grow in almost any soil as long as it s kept slightly moist. Hawthorns may be planted in the spring, but the best time to plant them is in the fall