Autumn berries and foliage on Crataegus Crus-Galli. The Cockspur Thorn. Autumn foliage and berry colour – color – at its best

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Autumn berries and foliage on Crataegus Crus-Galli. The Cockspur Thorn. Autumn foliage and berry colour - color - at its best

By Mary Ellen Ellis Cockspur hawthorn trees (Crataegus crusgalli) are small flowering trees that are most notable and recognizable for their long thorns, growing up to three inches (8 cm.). In spite of its thorniness, this type of hawthorn is desirable because it is attractive and can be used for hedging. Cockspur Hawthorn Info The Cockspur hawthorn is just one of several varieties of hawthorn tree. It is native to the eastern U.S. and Canada and is hardy to zone 4. Growing a Cockspur hawthorn isn’t difficult, but it can be prickly. The large thorns that grow all over the stems mean that this is not a great choice for yards where small children or pets will be playing. The branches grow low to the ground, so thorns can be a real problem for kids. Aside from the thorns, this is an attractive tree for most yards. It grows to

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