A dense, round-headed, high-branching small tree with slender upright branches-short trunk. Native to southeastern U.S.
- Scientific Name:
- Crataegus phaenopyrum
- Mature Height:
- 20 - 30'+
- Mature Spread:
- to 20'
- Deep green, glossy, 1 1/2 - 2 1/2" long with 3 - 5 sharp pointed lobes, turning orange and red in fall.
- Large clusters of white flowers with 5 petals.
- Bright, glossy red 1/4" berries persist on tree after leaves fall.
- Root System:
- No large surface roots.
- Growth Rate:
- Cultural Notes:
- Prefers well-drained soils, but tolerates a variety of soils and drought.
- Sacramento Specimen:
- Goethe Arboretum CSUS. North side, west of center.
- 701 Regency Circle (corner of Chancery Way) 2 specimens.
- May be 2 specimens in front of Rodda Hall at Sac City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd.
Minimum Planting Distances
- from SMUD pad mounted equipment (such as a transformer mounted on a concrete pad): 8 feet
- from a building foundation: 6 feet
- from walks and driveways: 5 feet
- from an air conditioner: 3 feet
- from a fence: 3 feet
- from a utility offset (such as an underground line, pipe or cable): 3 feet
- from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 0 feet
- from a swimming pool: 6 feet
- from a septic system: 15 feet
- between trees*: 12 feet
* To calculate the planting distance between different size trees, add the distances between each species in the column and divide answer in half. Example: the distance between a Red Maple (large tree) and Amur Maple (small tree) is calculated: 25 feet + 15 feet = 40 feet ÷ 2 = 20 feet. The distance between these two different size trees should be 20 feet.