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Crataegus crus-galli - Cockspur Hawthorn

Crataegus crus-galli - Cockspur Hawthorn

Cockspur Hawthorn (Crataegus crus-galli) is a small tree growing up to about 10 meters tall and 8 meters wide, rounded in form when young and spreading and flattening as it matures. The leaves are 5 to 6 centimetres long, glossy dark green in colour and turning gold to red in the fall. The flowers are white and the fruits are small pomes that vary in colour, usually a shade of red. Most wild varieties of the tree are heavily armed in sharp thorns several centimetres long.

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