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Crataegus pruinosa (Waxyfruit hawthorn)
Smith, R.W.

Crataegus pruinosa

Crataegus pruinosa (Wendl. f.) K. Koch

Waxyfruit Hawthorn

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Crataegus aspera, Crataegus cognata, Crataegus congesta, Crataegus crawfordiana, Crataegus deltoides, Crataegus formosa, Crataegus gattingeri, Crataegus gattingeri var. rigida, Crataegus gaudens, Crataegus georgiana, Crataegus lecta, Crataegus leiophylla, Crataegus littoralis, Crataegus mackenziei, Crataegus mackenziei var. aspera, Crataegus mackenziei var. bracteata, Crataegus parvula, Crataegus platycarpa, Crataegus porteri, Crataegus porteri var. caerulescens, Crataegus pruinosa var. cognata, Crataegus pruinosa var. congesta, Crataegus pruinosa var. conjuncta, Crataegus pruinosa var. grandiflora, Crataegus pruinosa var. latisepala, Crataegus pruinosa var. leiophylla, Crataegus pruinosa var. pachypoda, Crataegus pruinosa var. parvula, Crataegus pruinosa var. porteri, Crataegus pruinosa var. rugosa, Crataegus pruinosa var. virella, Crataegus rugosa, Crataegus vicinalis, Crataegus virella

USDA Symbol: crpr2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Pome
Size Notes: Up to about 25 feet tall, often much shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AR , CT , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC

Growing Conditions

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


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
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 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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