Crataegus flava

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

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Yellow Haw

Rosaceae

Also known as Crataegus michauxii

Plant Specifics

Size:3-20 ft tall by 2-8 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Deciduous
Habitats:Dry sites. Open woods, mixed woods, sandy pinelands.

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Specimen plant, screen plantings, sometimes with unusual or weeping form.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Sand

Wildlife

birdanimalcaterpillarpollinator

 Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit. 

Used as browse by deer and rabbits.

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.