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Downy Hawthorn, Red Haw
Crataegus mollis

Rosaceae

Downy hawthorn has almost as wide a distribution in Texas as cockspur hawthorn, and is adaptable to different soils. The large leaves are thick with hair on the upper surface and densely fuzzy-white underneath. White flowers appear in March to April; the bright scarlet to crimson fruit ripens from August to October.

Plant Habit or Use: small tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: scarlet to crimson pome

Height: to 15 ft.

Width: to 15 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: medium low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

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