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Crataegus crus-galli var 'Inermis'
Crataegus crus-galli var 'Inermis'
Crataegus crus-galli var 'Inermis'
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Available Autumn 2019 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.

Supplied Size: 4 or 5L pots (approx three years old, 40 - 60 cm tall)

  • 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.


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