Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn

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Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis

Height: 20-30ft
Spread: 20-35ft
Zone: 3-7
Exposure: Full sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Bloom Time/Color: May; white
Fall Color: Orange/red/burgundy
Uses: Specimen, shade tree, ornamental
Maintenance: Medium
Tree Shape: Broad, round
Other: Attracts birds, winter interest

Thornless cockspur hawthorn is a popular landscaping tree for urban and residential areas in part due to its adaptability, durability, and ornamental features. In mid spring, the tree is adorned in a mass of clear white flowers which eventually mature into reddish-purple fruits by autumn. These are adored by birds and wildlife alike and often persist well into winter, adding some color to the bleak landscape. For most of the growing season, its canopy is covered in oblong, elliptical medium green leaves that turn attractive shades of red, orange, and purple in fall. They have a very dense architecture making them good choices as specimen plantings or as screening trees. Thornless cockspur hawthorn do best in well-drained soils in full sun and are quite tolerant to drought, urban pollutants, light shade, and clay soils.

Crataegus crus-galli is an Iowa native.

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