Crataegus succulenta

Fleshy Hawthorn, Long-spine Hawthorn, Succulent 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 succulenta, Fleshy Hawthorn, Long-spine Hawthorn, Succulent Hawthorn
Soft, scarlet fruits with thick, sweet pulp brighten this small, hardy Hawthorn. Flower stamens are white or pink.

Attributes - Crataegus succulenta

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 12 ft. to 20 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles, Caterpillars, Rust, Scales.

Related Plants

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