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Cockspur Hawthorn
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Habit Flower Leaves Fruit Bark Fall Colors



    Introduced in 1656, the Cockspur Hawthorn can be used as a single specimen, in groupings, as a screen, barrier plant, or in hedges.

Scientific Name Crataegus crusgalli
Common Name Hawthorn, Cockspur
Size 20 to 30 feet with a spread of 20 to 35 feet.
Habit Low-branched tree with horizontal, thorny branches.
Flower Perfect, white, 1/2 to 2/3" diameter, flowers with 10 stamens.
Leaf Alternate, simple, ovate to oblong-ovate, rounded at apex.
Fruit Pome-like drupe, deep red.
Bark Stems are moderate or slender, terete, usually armed with slender, numerous long thorns.
Fall Color Bronze-red to purplish red in fall.