Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis 'CRUSADER?' - Hawthorn from Prides Corner Farms

Image courtesy of Spring Meadow Nursery

Shrub

Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis Crusader® ('Cruzam')

Crusader® Hawthorn

  • Extreme durability
  • White spring flowers
  • Attractive fruit
  • Attracts pollinators
  • Disease resistant
  • Drought tolerance

It’s hard to believe that a tree that’s so undeniably pretty in spring can also be so tough. Despite its abundant white floral display in late spring, attractive silver bark, colorful fall foliage, and showy fruit, this thornless native hawthorn tolerates just about any challenge you can give it. It shrugs off wet and dry soils, is not fussy about pH levels, is unbothered by clay or salt, and resists the many diseases that often plague the rose family, so it’s the perfect choice for difficult urban areas, parking lots, street plantings, and more.

Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Native
Native
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Average Water
Average Water

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