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Downy Hawthorn

Crataegus mollis

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.170 W94 52.936

Trail Number:
T31

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Description

Family:
Rosaceae

Foliage:
Broad, sharply serrated 3-inch leaves.

Native Locale:
Southern Ontario to Virginia, west to South Dakota and Kansas

Mature Height:
20 to 30 feet

Mature Width:
n/a

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 3 to 6

Soil Preference:
n/a

Growth Habit:
n/a

Rate of Growth:
n/a

Disease and Insect:
Often badly infected with hawthorn rust.

Landscape Value:
Two-inch thorns can be dangerous but valued as a barrier or hedge

Additional Notes:

  • Fruit: One-inch red fruit ripens in fall.

Photos

Leaf - Downy HawthornSummer - Downy HawthornSummer '08 - Downy HawthornSummer '08 Fruit - Downy Hawthorn