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A beautiful, trouble-free hawthorn from the eastern and central United States, this small, broad-crowned, deciduous tree offers year-round ornament. Its dense spreading branches bear narrowly oval, sharply toothed leaves that are lustrous dark green before turning fiery colors in fall. The foliage is largely disease-free. Clusters of numerous small white flowers open in late spring, giving rise to bunches of small spherical fruits that ripen red in early fall. The ripe fruits persist through winter. A presumed hybrid of cockspur hawthorn (Crataegus crus-galli) and green hawthorn (C. viridis), this lovely tree is usually free of spines.
Hawthorns succeed in various soils but do best with good drainage and full sun. Use this beautiful tree as an individual specimen, or group it along paths or streets. It may escape gardens by self-sowing.
7 - 1
4 - 7
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17
20'-30' / 6.1m - 9.1m
Spring, Late Spring
Southeastern United States, Central United States
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Fall, Winter
Green, Dark Green
Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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