Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Littlehip Hawthorn

Crataegus spathulata
Plant Type: Trees
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost), Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Green
Fall Color: Red
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Cover, Nesting, Food/Birds, Food/Small Animals
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

20 to
30
feet

Spread:

15 to
25
feet
Size
Height: 20 to
30
feet
Spread: 15 to
25
feet
Size
Height: 20 to
30
feet
Spread: 15 to
25
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Nice for ornamental berries it produces, small specimen tree for small gardens/areas.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Very hardy and adaptable to soil types. Grows best in full sun.
Special Features
Interesting Bark
Special Usage
Basic Description

Very attractive small tree. Leaves are smaller than other Hawthorns and spoon-shaped. Beautiful exfoliating (peeling) bark is gray,orange and brown. Typical clusters of white flowers produce relatively small red fruit that are very showy. Useful small tree that will feed birds and small mammals and provide cover for nesting. Found naturally in three counties in southwest Missouri.

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