HAWTHORN, PARSLEY Parsleyleaf Hawthorn
Crataegus mashallii (krah-TEEG-us MAR-shul-eye)
Deciduous Sun to part shade Height 25 feet Spread 25 feet Spacing 10 - 20 feet
HABIT: Beautiful small tree white flowers in spring, delicate parsley-like foliage and red fruit (haws) in fall. Flaky bark and usually multiple trunks.
CULTURE: Does best in sandy, acid soil but fairly adaptable elsewhere, drought tolerant.
USES: Understory tree, specimen garden tree.
PROBLEMS: Cedar apple rust, aphids and other insects
NOTES: Found mostly in the higher, well-drained rocky soils. Native to East Texas. Texas hawthorn (C. texana) is quite similar. Reverchon is another Texas native that has shiny, narrower leaves.