Crataegus aestivalis 'Royalty' /Eastern Mayhaw

Crataegus aestivalis 'Royalty'   / Crataegus aestivalis 'Royalty'
Small tree that has white flowers in spring
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Small tree that has white flowers in spring

Spring foliage

Fruit showing the orange pustules produced when infected with cedar-apple rust

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Scientific Name: Crataegus aestivalis 'Royalty'
Common Name: Eastern Mayhaw
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: A shrub or small tree of the southeastern US that grows in low-lying or wet areas from eastern Alabama to central Florida and Virginia. Its fruit is used in making jelly. Can tolerate hig heat and humidity as well as droughts. The fruit is attacked by a fungus diseae, cedar-apple rust.