Crusader® Native Hawthorn Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
In addition to its abundant white floral display in late spring, attractive silver bark, colorful fall foliage, and showy fruit, this thornless native hawthorn tolerates just about any challenge you can give it. It shrugs off wet and dry soils, is not fussy about pH levels, is unbothered by clay or salt, and resists the many diseases that often plague the rose family.
Top reasons to grow Crusader® hawthorn:
- Thornless native hawthorn!
- Showy fruit that supports wildlife.
- Easy care, less worry about disease or insect damage.Attracts:BeesResists:DeerRabbitsNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:180 InchesSpacing:144 - 180 InchesSpread:144 - 180 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Works well as a specimen tree or as the starting point for a native garden.Maintenance Notes:
Pruning should be done cautiously, with a light hand. Excessive pruning can stunt its growth. If you wish to shape or remove crossing branches, do so in wintertime when it's dormant.
Grows well in most soil types, but prefers those that are moist and well-draining.Crusader® Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis '‘Cruzam’'