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Crusader® native hawthorn Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis

Exposure
  • Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
Mature Size
180" 180"
Height
180"
Spread
144 - 180"
  • Details

    Features

    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: 
    Bees
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    180 Inches
    Spacing: 
    144 - 180 Inches
    Spread: 
    144 - 180 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses 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’'
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