Tree Detail

Crataegus crus-galli

 

Hawthorn, Thornless Cockspur

Crataegus crus-galli   "Inermis"

Category: deciduous tree   Size: medium

Mature Size: 20' x 25'

Zone: 2 - 12   Growth Rate:

Foliage: Smooth-textured, tooth-edged leaves are glossy dark green, turning orange to red in fall.

Elevation (if known): To 8,000'

Water: Low once established.

Soil : Well-drained.

Sun: Full sun

Comments: Thornless variety.

Warnings: Shape makes maintaining clearance diffcult. Structure pruning when young is extremely important. Fruit litter can be extensive.

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes

Street Tree? yes   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? no   Native to: Eastern US and Canada

Known Locations: Planted 2008 at drainage pond near 6th Street and Hwy 285. Not great now, but was neglected.

Information Sources: Sunset Western Garden Book; Basalt, CO, tree list; Alamosa Tree Board