Fleshy Hawthorn

Crataegus succulenta

Also known as Long-Spine Hawthorn, this native tree produces a considerable crop of succulent bright red fruit, up to one-half inch in diameter, in early fall as its foliage turns to a purple-red. Its purplish brown stems are armed with slightly curved thorns up to 2 inches long.
Growth Habit:
Small, deciduous, multi-stemmed tree or shrub growing to 8 m (25 ft) tall, but is usually shorter, with dark scaly bark.
Bloom Time:
Late spring
Presence in US:
AZ CO CT GA IA ID IL IN KS KY MA MI MN MO MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NY OR PA RI SD TN UT VA VT WA WI WV WY
Presence in Canada:
AB BC MB NB NS ON QC