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Littlehip Hawthorn, Pasture Hawthorn, Small-fruit Hawthorn
Crataegus spathulata


Littlehip hawthorn is a large shrub or small tree that is the most prevalent hawthorn in east Texas, where it occurs in open pasturelands on almost any soil type. It resembles parsley hawthorne, although its leaves are not as deeply lobed and they taper sharply at the petiole. Its bright red fruit ripens in September.

Plant Habit or Use: small tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: bright red pome-like drupe

Height: to 20 ft.

Width: to 20 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: medium low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

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