Dotted Hawthorn

Crataegus punctata

Some members of the Crataegus genus are challenging to classify and identify because of the tendency to hybridize – over 1200 entities of Crataegus have been identified. This tree, for example, is named punctata for the dots on the skin of the fruits, but this feature is found on all species of Crataegus; identification of punctata relies more on the branchlets, leaves and flower clusters.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree growing to 6 m (20 ft) tall, with grayish-brown, scaly bark.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring
Presence in US:
AL AR CT DE GA IA IL IN KS KY MA MD MI MN MO MS NC NH NJ NY OH OK PA RI SC TN VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:
MB NS ON QC