Cockspur Hawthorn

Crataegus crus-galli Rosaceae

Growth habit



Long-lived polycarpic perennial

Native distribution

Quebec to MI South to NC


Beech Collection

Source of plant

Lake County Nursery Inc.


Broad, rounded, low-branched tree with wide-spreading, horizontal, densely set, thorny branches. Flowers 1/2" to 2/3" diameter, white, of disagreeable odor, borne in May, effective for 7 to 10 days, borne in 2" to 3" diameter flat corymbs. Fruit a pome-like drupe, deep red, 3/8" to 1/2" diameter, ripening in late September, October, and persisting into late fall. Fall color bronze-red to purplish-red. Plants 20' to 30' tall, 20' to 35' wide.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

growth habit