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Crataegus spathulata 'Littlehip' /Littlehip Hawthorn


A clipped hedge of this hawthorn

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Scientific Name: Crataegus spathulata 'Littlehip'
Common Name: Littlehip Hawthorn
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Resembles parsley hawthorn, but its leaves and fruit are smaller. Songbirds nest in the trees and eat the fruit. Thin, gray, exfoliating bark which, as it peels in patches, exposes brown underneath. A very nice relatively small tree that makes an excellent patio tree. Some thorns are present. This one is sometime used for making dense hedges when planted close together.