Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
While this native* member of the Rose Family is found naturally in clearings, glades, woodland borders, and roadsides, it is a tough, adaptable tree that does well in urban settings. Its name refers to its long spines, which are said to resemble the spurs of a cock.
*In the Mid-Atlantic Region, it is present in northern counties, common in mountains, and infrequent elsewhere in VA. It is native to DC and parts of MD, DE, and PA.
Print Version (Legal Size): Crataegus crus-galli (Cockspur Hawthorn)
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants: Tried and True Plant Fact Sheets