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Crataegus marshallii /Parsley Hawthorn

Crataegus marshallii  / Crataegus marshallii
Close-up of flowers and parsley-like foliage
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Close-up of flowers and parsley-like foliage

Flowers and young foliage in spring

Clusters of flowers

Handsome shiny berries in winter

Flowers with prominent pink stamens and parsley-like foliage

Crooked specimen along a garden path in a southern botanical garden

A branch of berries in winter

A a close view of the flowers

Flowering tree in early spring

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Scientific Name: Crataegus marshallii
Common Name: Parsley Hawthorn
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: The red fruit is a choice of migratory birds and is gone before most other kinds. Best growth is in well-drained soil. Will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions from acid to alkaline and from very moist to relatively dry. Makes a nice patio tree, but young growth does have some thorns. Exfoliating bark can be an added interest in older trees. Excellent tree for naturalistic settings.