Cockspur hawthorn (Crataegus crus-galli)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Cockspur hawthorn (Crataegus crus-galli)

Cultivars:
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4a
Mature Height Mature Height
20 to 30 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
25 to 35 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
multi-stemmed tree with horizontal, tiered branches; wide spreading; 20-30’ tall; 25-35’ wide; has long, sharp thorns on branches; white flowers in late spring; dark red fruit in fall that attracts birds; fruit not persistent, drops to ground in November; dark green, glossy leaves turn orangish to purplish in fall; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; plant in spring only; drought, air pollution, urban, and road salt tolerant; susceptible to cedar apple rust; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 4a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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