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Crataegus uniflora (Dwarf hawthorn)
Cox, Paul

Crataegus uniflora

Crataegus uniflora Münchh.

Dwarf Hawthorn, One-flowered Hawthorn

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Crataegus bisulcata, Crataegus choriophylla, Crataegus gregalis, Crataegus raleighensis

USDA Symbol: crun

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A low spreading shrub or sometimes a small bushy tree, with short, stout trunks and dense, rounded crown of stout, crooked branches.

This species occurs in tree form only in northern Florida. Sometimes planted as a curiosity in botanical gardens because of its dwarf size.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Serrate
Fruit Type: Pome
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall, often shorter.
Flower: Petals 5.
Fruit: Greenish-yellow to dull red.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Native Distribution: New York (Long Island) and New Jersey south to N. Florida, west to E. Texas, and northeast to S. Missouri; to 2000' (610 m) or above.
Native Habitat: Dry sandy and rocky uplands in open woods, forest borders, and old fields.

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 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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