Cockspur Hawthorn

Crataegus crusgalli

Family :
Rosaceae
Origin :
Native
Hardiness Zone :
2b
Light requirement :
Full sun
Height at maturity :
6 m
Spread at maturity :
6 m
Crown shape :
Rounding
Roots :
Deep root system
Spacing requirement from power lines :
None
Growth rate :
Low
Tolerance to pollution :
Good
Tolerance to road salt :
Low
Common problems (disease, fungus, insects) :
Moderate sensitivity to rust. Seems less susceptible to bacterial blight than others species..
Special comments :
Small, heavily branched, slow-growing tree whose branches bear long thorns. Use in isolation, screen, defensive hedge and naturalization; appropriate to limit the erosion of slopes.

Leaves

Green leaves in summer;
Yellowish orange in fall;
Oval and oblong;

FLowers

Many corymbs
of white flowers.

FRUITS

Drupes, red
dark;
Persistent until January;
Attracts birds.

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