Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Parsley Hawthorn

Crataegus marshallii
Plant Type: Trees
Native Environment: Wetland, Stream Edge
Season of Interest:
Main Color: White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Cover, Nesting
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
Plant in groupings, or as a specimen for its unique foliage and lovely berries.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Best in good garden soil that does not dry out excessively. Native in low woods and wet areas, so it's tolerant of periodic flooding. Effected by some pests and diseases, but worth growing!
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

A very ornamental hawthorn, perhaps with the most interesting foliage of all. The common name describes the parsley-like foliage, ruffled and deeply dissect. Pleasant white flowers in spring and beautiful small, oblong bright red berries. Attractive tree with lots of wildlife benefits.

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