Tree Detail

Crategus phaenopyrum


Hawthorn, Washington

Crategus phaenopyrum   

Category: deciduous tree   Size: small

Mature Size: 20-25' x 15-25'

Zone:   Growth Rate: fast when young, slow later

Foliage: Lobed, serate

Elevation (if known): To 6,500'

Water: Low once established. High drought tolerance

Soil : Tolerant of many different soil types.

Sun: Full.

Comments: A small tree or large shrub with slender branches and narrow thorns, forming an upright crown when young, becoming broad-oval to rounded at maturity. Clusters of small, single flowers in late spring produce bright red berries.

Warnings: sensitivity to a large variety of insects and diseases.

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes

Street Tree? yes   Street Tree Conditions: If lower branches removed and kept away from people due to thorns.

CO/NM native? no   Native to: North America

Known Locations:

Information Sources: S Group of Southern Foresters; Alamosa Tree Board