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