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Crataegus succulenta (Fleshy hawthorn)
Smith, R.W.

Crataegus succulenta

Crataegus succulenta Schrad. ex Link

Fleshy Hawthorn

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Crataegus ambrosia, Crataegus ardula, Crataegus bicknellii, Crataegus celsa, Crataegus chrysocarpa var. bicknellii, Crataegus columbiana var. occidentalis, Crataegus divida, Crataegus ferta, Crataegus florifera, Crataegus florifera var. celsa, Crataegus florifera var. mortonis, Crataegus florifera var. shirleyensis, Crataegus florifera var. virilis, Crataegus gemmosa, Crataegus incerta, Crataegus integriloba, Crataegus laxiflora, Crataegus leucantha, Crataegus macracantha, Crataegus macracantha var. colorado, Crataegus macracantha var. divida, Crataegus macracantha var. integriloba, Crataegus macracantha var. occidentalis, Crataegus macracantha var. pertomentosa, Crataegus mortonis, Crataegus neofluvialis, Crataegus pertomentosa, Crataegus pisifera, Crataegus saeva, Crataegus shirleyensis, Crataegus silvestris, Crataegus succulenta var. gemmosa, Crataegus succulenta var. laxiflora, Crataegus succulenta var. macracantha, Crataegus succulenta var. michiganensis, Crataegus succulenta var. neofluvialis, Crataegus succulenta var. occidentalis, Crataegus succulenta var. pertomentosa, Crataegus succulenta var. pisifera, Crataegus succulenta var. rutila, Crataegus sylvestris, Crataegus venulosa, Crataegus virilis

USDA Symbol: crsu5

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


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Pome
Size Notes: Up to about 25 feet tall.
Autumn Foliage: yes

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AR , CO , CT , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: MB , NB , NS , ON , PE , QC
Native Habitat: Salt Water Shorelines,Rocky Bluff

Growing Conditions

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


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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 succulenta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Crataegus succulenta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Crataegus succulenta


Record Modified: 2023-01-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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