Cockspur Hawthorn

Crataegus crus-galli

  • Broad, rounded crown, with a dense, horizontal branching
  • Long, sharp thorns grow all along the branches
  • Branches are covered in white flowers
  • Flowers are followed by berries, ripening to red in the fall
  • In summer, oblong-obovate leaves are dark green
  • Foliage becomes orange-scarlet to purple-red in autumn
  • Bloom Time: Spring

ZONE:
4

COLOUR:
White

HEIGHT:
8-10 m

SPREAD:
8-10 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


While this plant can provide a beautiful show of flowers in the spring and colourful fruit in the fall, careful placement of this plant should be heeded, as the thorns can cause injury. Grown as a shrub, it can be used as a barrier for unwanted animals.  It can be grown as a specimen tree or multi-stemmed shrub.  

Additional Notes about Cockspur Hawthorn:


Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Crus-galli in Latin means "leg of a cock", in reference to the purported resemblance of the thorns to a cock’s spurs.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
Slow
FLOWERING TIME:
Spring
HABIT:
Rounded
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Purple
Green (dark)
Orange
Red
LANDSCAPE USES:
Naturalizing
Hedge

THESE PLANTS ARE

suitable subtitutions for Crataegus crus-galli