Crataegus marshallii

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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


Recommended Uses:Specimen plant for floodplain or mist settings.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand



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).