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Crataegus spathulata

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krah-TEE-gus spath-yoo-LAY-tuh
Description

Littlehip Hawthorn is a deciduous native large shrub or small evergreen tree with dark green toothed leaves and bright red fruits. It is found naturally in forests, and can extend up slopes to drier or rockier sites. 

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#bees#hummingbirds#evergreen#small tree#heat tolerant#white flowers#native tree#native shrub#showy fruits#NC native#red fruits#woodland#late spring flowers#evergreen shrub#evergreen tree#mid-spring flowers#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC#bird friendly#mammals#food source soft mast fruit#butterfly larvae#moth larvae#pollinators#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#hummingbirds#evergreen#small tree#heat tolerant#white flowers#native tree#native shrub#showy fruits#NC native#red fruits#woodland#late spring flowers#evergreen shrub#evergreen tree#mid-spring flowers#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC#bird friendly#mammals#food source soft mast fruit#butterfly larvae#moth larvae#pollinators#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Crataegus
    Species:
    spathulata
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Distribution:
    AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , KY , LA , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Bright red fruits become available September-October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    White flowers with up to 20 stamens April-May
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green
  • Bark:
    Bark Description:
    This plant has attractive, exfoliating bark.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Moths
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heat