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Blueberry Hawthorn, Blue Haw, Pommette Bleue, Hog Haw
Crataegus brachyacantha


The fruit of blueberry hawthorn is is an almost metallic bright shiny blue that ripens in August. This hawthorn is the tallest of the Texas species, and the only Texas hawthorn with blue fruit. It grows on rich soils in east Texas. Its leaves are almost mature by the time the flowers appear.

Plant Habit or Use: small tree medium tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: shiny, almost metallic blue pome-like drupe

Height: to 50 ft.

Width: to 50 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: medium

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

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