Crusader Hawthorn Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Livonia, MI
Question by bsmtbabe4
October 24, 2000
I purchased this tree and was given no information on it other than the tag and what the man at the nursery told me, I have checked all my gardering books and cannot find it listed.

Answer from NGA
October 24, 2000


The genus and species for this hawthorn is Crataegus crus-galli and the variety name is 'Crusader' or sometimes 'Cruzam.' I found references to the genus and species in quite a few books, but none mentioned this particular variety. However, here is a website from a wholesale nursery that contains information: Since it's characteristics will be similar to the species (C. crus-galli), you can use information from that tree for guidelines, also. It is commonly called cockspur hawthorn.
I hope this helps!

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