Crataegus submollis

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Crataegus submollis Sarg.

Rosaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   5

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: pome

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Inflorescence: corymb

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rosanae
Ordo:
Rosales

Crataegus submollis, commonly known as Quebec hawthorn, is a tree.

Naming

Taxonomy

Crataegus submollis is a species in the genus Crataegus which contains approximately 104 to 1194 species and belongs to the family of the Rosaceae (Rose Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees reach heights of 7 to 10 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Crataegus submollis is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are petiolate and have pinnate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Crataegus submollis produces corymbs of white five-stellate flowers in June.

The trees produce pomes.

Root System

Distribution

Crataegus submollis is native to eastern Canada and the Northeast of the US.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Uses

The ornamental value of Crataegus submollis lies especially in its fragrance.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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