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Crataegus flava Aiton
Summer hawthorn, Yellow-leaf hawthorn, Yellowleaf hawthorn
Synonym(s): Crataegus aprica, Crataegus floridana, Crataegus leonensis, Crataegus lepida, Crataegus meridiana, Crataegus michauxii, Crataegus ravenelii, Crataegus recurvata, Crataegus senta, Crataegus visenda
USDA Symbol: crfl2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A variable shrub or small tree, to 20 ft., with a broad, open crown of stout, spiny branches. Clusters of white flowers are followed by orange, brown or yellow fruit in drooping clusters.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
, WV Native Distribution: VA
s. to FL
& MS Native Habitat:
Dry, sandy or rocky woodlands
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, sandy or rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Stratified seed will germinate.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: 6-8 weeks of moist chilling improves germination.
Commercially Avail: yes
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff