Crataegus crus-galli

cockspur hawthorn

Rosaceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 20-30 ft    Width: 20-30 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Small specimen tree. Slow growing. Hedge.
Considerations: Thorns of up to 3 inches long from branches and trunk.
Propagation: Seed, cuttings. Unlikely to breed true from seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Attracts pollinators, especially important for native bees. Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit. Larval food for hummingbird clearwing moth(Hemaris thysbe), striped hairstreak butterfly(Satyrium liparops), and blinded sphinx moth (Paonias excaecata).
Native Habitats: Open woods, upland woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B