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Crataegus mollis

Common Name(s):
Downy hawthorn
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Good but variable tree; rounded to wide-spreading; varying degrees of thorniness; yellow to bronze to bronze-red in fall; native; subject to rust disease. This tree is resistant to damage by deer.

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Height:
20-30 ft.
Flower:
1 in. white flowers in spring; red fruit in early fall; does not last long
Zones:
3-6
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Rounded to wide spreading
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types
Fruit:
White flowers in spring; red fruit in early fall; does not last long
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
2-4 in. alternate, simple leaf with sharp serration; gray cast in summer; yellow to bronze to bronze red fall color
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 472

Crataegus mollis Crataegus mollis in fruit
Photo by Nature And, CC BY - 2.0
Crataegus mollis Crataegus mollis in flower
Photo by Dan Mullen, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Crataegus mollis Crataegus mollis flower and leaf detail
Photo by Dan Mullen, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0