Height: 25'; Spread: 20'
Deciduous; round form; light canopy.
Dark green, serrated, lobbed leaves, 2-3" long. Fall foliage is yellow to orange to bright scarlet; tree is bare November - February.
White flowers, 1/2" across, hang in clusters 2-3" long, bloom March - May.
Bright red berries form in fall and drop in winter.
Rough, brown bark with slender 1-3" long thorns on branches.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Requires regular pruning to establish and maintain central leader and to train a good shape, and removal of suckers. Can require pest control. You may wish to cut off thorns from lower branches to prevent injuries.
- Special Considerations:
Prefers sun and warmth. Needs good drainage. Does not tolerate strong winds, fog or salt air, but is more tolerant of wind than C. laevigatum, English hawthorn.
- Notable Traits:
Native to southeastern US. Attractive changing display all year long, reflects seasonal changes. Good tree for 2x3' basins, beneath overhead wires. Attracts birds.