Crataegus crusgalli

Common name: Cockspur Hawthorn

Native plant

One of those very fragrant early summer flowers that leaves a lasting impression. With its broad-spreading crown and low-branched habit, Cockspur Hawthorn makes great screening for privacy and naturalizing. The dark green foliage has a lustrous quality to it, and it tends to shine in bright light. In fall, Cockspur Hawthorn turns a wonderful shade of purple. It can tolerate many soils, but needs good drainage.


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Woodies- Standard Tree
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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Late Spring

Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant, Compacted/New Construction Soils, Road-side/Salt Tolerant


Prairie Grasslands, Savannas

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Single trunk

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Red Purple


Mature height
20 Feet
Mature width
20 Feet
Max height
30 Feet
Max width
30 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot

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