Upper branches of Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis (Thornless Cockspur Hawthorne) grown in a 15-gallon pot.
Close-up of bark and fruit of Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis (Thornless Cockspur Hawthorne).

Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis (Thornless Cockspur Hawthorne)

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This variety of cockspur hawthorn has thornless stems. It displays beautiful white flowers in spring and persistent fruit in fall and winter.

This variety of Hawthorne tree is small, has a globular form with a short trunk and horizontal branches which sweep the ground.  Thick, glossy foliage turns bright orange to red in the fall. Tree grows 20-35' tall with an equal spread.

Hawthorns suffer from many diseases including rusts, fireblight, fungal leaf spots, powdery mildew, cankers, apple scab, and blights. 

Native to Maryland and Native to U.S.
Mature Tree Height: Large: over 30 feet
Sun (6+ hours)
Soil Moisture: Medium and Well-drained
Soil Type: Average
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Foliage Color: Green
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Wildlife, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, Keystone Plant, Berries, Winter Interest, Fall Color, and Fragrant
Tolerances: Drought Tolerant and Clay Soil Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Woodland Garden, Specimen Tree, Border/Screen, and Meadow

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