Crataegus crus-galli

Cockspur Hawthorn

Rosaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
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: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit. 

Insects:
  

 Larval food for hummingbird clearwing moth(Hemaris thysbe), striped hairstreak butterfly(Satyrium liparops), and blinded sphinx moth (Paonias excaecata).

Attracts pollinators, especially important for native bees.

Native Habitats:Open woods, upland woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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