Tree Detail

Crataegus ambigua


Hawthorn, Russian

Crataegus ambigua   "Cockspur"

Category: deciduous tree   Size: small

Mature Size: 15 - 25 ' by 15 - 30'

Zone: Down to 3   Growth Rate:

Foliage: 2 1/2 " deeply cut

Elevation (if known): To 9,500'

Water: Water deeply and infrequently.

Soil : Best in moist, well-drained soils. Do OK, once established, in drier conditions

Sun: Sun to filtered shade.

Comments: Watch the thorns.

Warnings: Has the occassional thorn, but is essentially thornless.

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes

Street Tree? yes   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? no   Native to: SE Russia, Turkey, Iran

Known Locations:

Information Sources: Alamosa Tree Board; Denver, CO, Tree List;Rky Mtn Gardener's Guide; Little Valley Whole Sales Nursery