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The Mayhaw tree, Crataegus aestivalis, is a slow-growing native North American tree that reaches a height of 30 feet with a rounded canopy that spreads to 35 feet or more.

The dark green, deciduous leaves are often three-lobed and have red/brown undersides.  The sparkling white, showy springtime flowers appear before the new leaves unfurl and are followed by the production of large, red-dotted fruits.

The spreading, low branching habit of growth makes this best suited for planting in a large open area of turf.  If regular pruning can be provided to keep low, drooping branches pruned, this tree can be planted closer to a walk. 

Mayhaw trees have small, round reddish fruits that are about 1/2 to 3/4 inch in diameter; resembles crabapples.  It ripens from mid-April early May, hence the name Mayhaw.

After frost, the leaves turn a beautiful yellow.  Although the tree is naturally found in wet, shady sites, it is well adapted to drier, better-drained land and produces more and better fruit in full sunlight.

The trees are long-lived and are known to produce fruit for more than 50 years!  They are more resistant to disease and can withstand low temperatures better than common fruit trees.

* Long lived

* Fall color

* Spring flowers




Plant Facts

Family Crataegus aestivalis
Foliage Green
Mature Height 20 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 30 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 6-11
Mature Form Round, Irregular
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color White
Fall Color Yellow


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Trees Review by pajimmy
I have 5 trees in my backyard and they make all the mayhaws i need
mayhaw jelly Review by huntspooh
i dont know if you have ever eaten mayhaw jelly bit it is delicious. we have gathered them efery year, around here they are usually ready around the 2nd to 3rd weekend in april but can be as late as may. if you havent tried them you need to.good luck with yours

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