Crataegus michauxii

Michaux's Hawthorn

Rosaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Orange,red
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Showy flowers, Showy fruits

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Specimen plant. Retain if present on site.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very 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:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

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).

Insects:
  
Native Habitats:Dry, sandy, well-drained sites including scrub and sandhill.

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

Comments

General Comments:Not much information is available on growing this species. Likely to be somewhat difficult to establish but very durable once established.