Crataegus marshallii

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Parsley Hawthorn


Plant Specifics

Size:25 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Deciduous. Blooms in spring. Fruit ripe by fall and may persist into winter.
Noted for:Fall color, Showy flowers, Interesting foliage, Thorns


Recommended Uses:Specimen plant for floodplain or mist settings.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
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:Acidic to circum-neutral



Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit, but not as popular as other haws.



Attracts pollinators, especially important for native bees.

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

Native Habitats:Moist sites. Riverine forests, moist wooded slopes such as ravines and bluffs, stream banks.

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