Botanical Name: Crataegus opaca
Common Name: Mayhaw, Western Mayhaw, May Hawthorn, Applehaw, Riverflat Hawthorn
Description: This is the great multi-trunk shrub or small tree for your sun to part shade areas, wet or regular garden moisture. This deciduous Texas native blooms beautiful white flowers in February/March, with orangey-red berries after that which are used to make delicious jellies and jams. It can be found in the wild in the Pineywoods of East Texas in low wet areas in bottomlands and near waterways, so plant it in the rain garden, by the gutter drain, low spot, by the pond, but it also adapts to a regular gardening situation. It attracts pollinators with its flowers and berries and has special value to our native bees. Grows 20′ tall x 15′ wide, thorny, leaves turn red in the Fall before dropping,
Plants in 3-gallon containers are approximately 3′ tall x 2′ wide not counting the container.
Hardiness Zones 6 – 9