Thornless Cockspur Hawthorns – Growing A Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn Tree

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Thornless Cockspur Hawthorns – Growing A Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn Tree

By Teo Spengler Cockspur hawthorn is a flowering tree with horizontal branches spiked with large thorns. Thornless cockspur hawthorns are a user-friendly variety that allow gardeners to invite these North American natives into the garden without those thorny branches. For information about thornless hawthorn trees, including tips on how to grow a thornless cockspur hawthorn, read on. About Thornless Cockspur Hawthorns Anyone having a close relationship with a cockspur hawthorn (Crataegus crus-galli) probably has scratches to show for it. These dense shrubs, native to eastern Canada and the United States, bear long, sharp thorns that can draw blood. Like the species plant, thornless cockspur hawthorns grow into rather short trees with broad, rounded canopies and horizontal braches. They top out at about 30 feet (9 m.) tall and equally wide. Thornless hawthorn trees usually are low-branched with dense foliage. Sometimes they are seen growing as large, flat-topped shrubs. Thornless hawthorn

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