Crataegus crus-galli | Cockspur Hawthorn, Cockspur Thorn

Cockspur Hawthorn has a broad, rounded crown with horizontal branching. Sturdy thorns make it an excellent barrier and security plant. If you don't want thorns, look for plants labeled as 'Inermis'. Dark green leaves have a glossy sheen. White summer flowers are followed by small reddish fruit in fall. Attractive orange-red fall color. Accepts sandy to heavy clay soils. Canopy coverage: 962 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -30F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 30 feet high

Width: 35 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Flower Color: white

Flower Season: summer

Wildlife: birds, butterflies