- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 15 Feet
- Mature Spread 12 - 15 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 7
The Crusader® Native Hawthorn or Crataegus crus-galli var inermis is a showy and safe shrub that hails from North America. The 5-petaled white flowers bloom in late spring and later turn into red berries. The flowers attract pollinators, while the berries are favored by wildlife. Hawthorns are lovely tree-like shrubs, and many varieties have long, sharp thorns, but the Crusader® Native Hawthorn is a thorn-less cultivar. The lack of thorns makes this variety safe in yards with children and pets and simplifies pruning and maintenance.
Green elliptical foliage has gently serrated edges and puts on a colorful display in the fall. This is a deciduous shrub, and the lovely silver bark will be on full display after the leaves drop in the fall. Rabbits and deer often leave this disease-resistant shrub alone. Grow Crusader® Native Hawthorn in zones 3 through 7.
Crusader® Native Hawthorn Care
This hawthorn prefers full sun and requires at least 6 hours of daily sunlight. Otherwise, this tree is very adaptable. The soil can be wet or dry and acidic or alkaline. Fertilize in the fall to support spring growth. Use a balanced fertilizer intended for flowering shrubs.
Prune the Crusader® Native Hawthorn in the winter when the shrub is dormant. Shape the plant as needed and remove crossed branches. Flowers bloom on new growth, so trimming the plant in the spring may remove new buds and reduce the total number of flowers.
Crusader® Native Hawthorn Spacing
Mature Crusader® Native Hawthorn trees stand about 12 to 15 feet tall and wide. Create a continuous flowering canopy by spacing shrubs 12 to 15 feet apart. Grow this tree in a container to enjoy the charming flowers on a deck or patio space. Use a pot that measures at least 18 inches.
Crusader® Native Hawthorn Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 7
|Plant Type: Trees
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 15 Feet
|Mature Spread: 12 - 15 Feet
|Spacing: 12 - 15 Feet
|Flower Color(s): White
|Flower Description: White Shade
|Bloom Period: Spring
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Dark Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit, Disease
|Uses: Containers, Specimen or Focal Point
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Native to North America
|Brand: Proven Winners
|Common Name: Crusader® Native Hawthorn
|Scientific Name: Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis 'Cruzam'
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.