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Crataegus holmesiana

Crataegus holmesiana Ashe

Holmes' Hawthorn

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Crataegus holmesiana var. amicta, Crataegus holmesiana var. villipes, Crataegus villipes

USDA Symbol: crho5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Dentate , Serrate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Corymb
Fruit Type: Pome
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.
Fruit: Red

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May


USA: CT , IL , MA , ME , MI , MN , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , ON , PE , QC
Native Habitat: Fields, dry sandy woods, rocky bluffs, hillsides, forest edges.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Drought Tolerance: High


Fragrant Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 34 - Go Botany (2019) Native Plant Trust
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Crataegus holmesiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Crataegus holmesiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Crataegus holmesiana


Record Modified: 2023-05-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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