Smooth Hawthorn

Crataegus laevigata

This species is native to Europe and was introduced into northern North America as an ornamental tree. This hawthorn typically has a dense crown and grayish-brown bark. The fly Dasineura crataegi is responsible for the distinctive galls on the leaves of this species. It is also called English Hawthorn, Pear-Thorn, Quick-Set-Thorn, Whitehorn, and Woodland Hawthorn.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental, growing best in full sun.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing to 4.5-6 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Presence in US:
MA MI NY WA WI
Presence in Canada:
ON QC