Crataegus aestivalis/May Hawthorn

Crataegus aestivalis / Crataegus aestivalis
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Large shrub or small tree growing in a demonstration garden in Conroe, TX

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Scientific Name: Crataegus aestivalis
Common Name: May Hawthorn
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Poorly drai
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This hawthorn can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions from quite dry to wet. It produces white flowers very early before the three-lobed leaves appear and small apple-like fruit in May. Fruit is used in making jelly. This species is usually shrub-like in form and a mature specimen can be quite spreading. Allow sufficient space for it broad, spreading character.