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Mayhaw, May Hawthorn, Western Mayhaw, Apple Haw, Riverflat Hawthorn
Crataegus opaca


Mayhaw is found in the Pineywoods of east Texas in low areas that have standing water most of the year, such as creek and river bottoms. The fruit matures quickly after the early spring flowers appear; the one-inch red pomes ripen in May and are often used to make jellies and jams.

Plant Habit or Use: small tree medium tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: red pome

Height: to 40 ft.

Width: to 40 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: high water or bog

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

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