Crataegus crus-galli var 'Inermis'
(Cockspur Hawthorn) An unusual, deciduous hawthorn with lovely flowers which is native to parts of Canada and North America, from Quebec to North Carolina and west into Minnesota.
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An unusual, deciduous hawthorn with lovely flowers which is native to parts of Canada and North America, from Quebec to North Carolina and west into Minnesota. Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis has masses of creamy-white flowers in early summer, followed by large clusters of deep-red fruit in autumn.
The leaves are rounded and dark, glossy green in spring and summer before showing golden red and orange tints to the leaves in autumn before falling.
Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis makes a fine, small ornamental that is suitable for most gardens and woodland areas.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil. Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis is somewhat drought resistant and tolerant of dry soils.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: May - June.
- Flower Colour: Creamy white
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis is a small branching, rounded tree once established.
- Height: 6 m (20 ft).
- Spread: 6 m (20 ft).
- Notes: Although supposedly thornless, we have noticed that very occasional small thorns can appear on young specimens of this plant.
- How Much Sun
- Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
- Mature Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Special: Windy & Exposed
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Spring (March - May), Good for Wildlife (Birds), Fruit - Ornamental