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Cultural Details for Crataegus sp.

Common Name:
Hawthorn

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:
20-30'

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Rose-like, 0.75" diameter, white to pink, 5-petaled flowers with pale yellow anthers are produced in 2-3" clusters, late spring.

Fruit Details:
Globular to oblong fruits with good red color, less than 1" diameter, persist into winter. On some species, these fruits, called haws, can be used to make jelly or jam.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Generally thin, gray in color and on old stems is broken up into thin, narrow scales, can have thorns or be unarmed

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:

Other Features:
fruit is an excellent wildlife food; deer browse young growth; jelly

Culture and Care:
Hawthorns need a moist location with full sun. They can be grown in almost any well-drained soil.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu