Crataegus coccinoides

Kansas Hawthorn

These thorny, densely flowering small trees have hardwood trunks that resemble muscles. White, pink, or red flower clusters are followed by small fruits which attract birds. Some fruits are juicy enough for jelly. Autumn foliage turns brilliant red or orange. After leaf drop, the wide-spreading branches are picturesque. Plant in a shrubbery border, behind lower shrubs, or as hedges or lawn trees. Do not plant where small children can get hurt by the thorns. Thrive in open woodlands and in almost any soil. Need winter chill. Prune to shape.
Crataegus coccinoides, Kansas Hawthorn
This plant is especially good in its native central United States. Its leaves start red, then turn green.

Attributes - Crataegus coccinoides

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 20 ft. to 24 ft.

Width: 24 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles, Caterpillars, Rust, Scales.

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Crataegus columbiana, Crataegus douglasii, Crataegus laevigata, Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta', Crataegus phaenopyrum, Crataegus succulenta
 
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