Crataegus crus-galli 30 PCS fresh seeds, Cockspur hawthorn, Red berries, Cockspur thorn, Hawthorn seeds, White flowers, Fruit tree seeds
Crataegus crus-galli fresh seeds, Cockspur hawthorn, Red berries, Cockspur thorn, Hawthorn seeds, White flowers, Fruit tree seeds (lat. Crataegus crus-galli).
A species of the genus Hawthorn (Crataegus) of the Pink family (Rosaceae). Deciduous, rarely semi-evergreen, a tree up to 6-8 m tall, rarely up to 12 m, often growing bush-like, with a low-set wide, rounded or flat crown and a short trunk up to 25-30 cm in diameter. The bark is gray-brown, lamellar. The branches are sinuous, horizontally prostrate; the branches are bare, light brown or gray. Shoots are red-brown, shiny. The spines are very numerous, perpendicular spaced, with the ends bent downwards, strong, brown or black in color.
The buds are brown, shiny; lateral spaced, more than 5 mm long. The leaves are obovate or elliptical, with a slightly pointed or somewhat rounded apex and a narrowly wedge-shaped, low-lying base, dark green above, shiny, paler below, reddish when unfolded, bright orange or red in autumn.
Inflorescences are glabrous, 15-20-flowered. Flowers 1.5—2 cm in diameter, with white petals and linear-lanceolate whole-edged or finely glandular-pilate sepals.
Fruits are small apples, ellipsoidal or spherical, 10-15 mm long, greenish or dull red, with a light bluish bloom and dry flesh. Flowering in early April. Fruiting at the end of October, the fruits often remain on the tree until spring.
One of the most decorative hawthorns, especially spectacular with dark shiny foliage, brightly colored in autumn, abundant flowers in early summer and numerous fruits that do not fall off almost throughout the winter. It is successfully used in gardens and parks, as well as for hedges.