Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis (cockspur hawthorn) is a thornless variety within the Crataegus genus that can be a shrub or a tree. It is native to eastern North America and produces flowers and small red berries which used by pollinators and birds.
C. crus-galli var. inermis is tolerant of a range of both light and soil conditions. The leaves turn a lovely shade of red in the fall.
|Botanical Name||Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis|
|Common Name||cockspur hawthorn|
|USDA Zone||3 thru 7|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun|
|Season(s) of interest||all seasons|
|Height and Spread||25-35ft x 25-35ft (7.5-10.5m-7.5-10.5m)|
|Attracts Wildlife||Provides Food for Birds, Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators,|
|Additional Information||Native to Chicago Region.|
|Location in Lurie Garden||North Dark Plate, Southwest Dark Plate, East Meadow|