hawthorn - Rosaceae Crataegus spp.

Foliage

hawthorn Foliage

Bark

hawthorn Bark

Twig

hawthorn Twig

Flower

hawthorn Flower

Fruit

hawthorn Fruit

Taxonomy

FamilyRosaceae
GenusCrataegus
Speciesspp.
Common Namehawthorn
iTree CodeCRATA

Plant Form

FormLarge shrub or small tree:
Height0 feet
Spread0 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagevariable across genus, ovate to broadly ovate, serrate or doubly serrate, some species lobedLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkgray to brown/gray, broken into flat, narrow, and thin plate like scales, thorns may be present
Budovoid to spherical, brown to reddish brown or maroon, with overlapping scales (imbricate), often shinyBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigcompound or simple thorns may be present
Flowergenerally on terminal panicle with approximately 6-30 flowers, 5 white or cream colored petals on each flower, anthers can be white, yellowish, or red to pink in color
Fruit"berry" (pome), light orangish red to deep red, similar to crabapple or rose hip
Fall Colorvariable

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4aMin6.0SoilIntolerant
Max7aMax8.0SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateHighUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska NativeYes Check
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada