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Plant Details

Crataegus macrosperma

Fanleaf Hawthorn, Bigfruit Hawthorn

Scientific Name:

Crataegus macrosperma

Genus:

Crataegus

Species Epithet:

macrosperma

Common Name:

Fanleaf Hawthorn, Bigfruit Hawthorn

Plant Type

Tree

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

mesic or subxeric hardwood forests, wooded slopes, rock outcrops, pastures, thickets, mountain balds and rocky summits

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Spring flowers

The bunches of white flowers and long thorns are characteristic of Hawthorns.

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C Paynter, May 2011, Watauga Co

Flowers

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Leaf

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Fruit

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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