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Homestead Arnold hawthorn, Crataegus arnoldiana Sarg., is a seed propagated cultivar recommended for use in multi-row farmstead and single row field windbreaks, wildlife habitat, and recreation, urban, industrial development and transportation corridor plantings. The vigorous, dense growth makes it useful for shelterbelts and screening. The attractive form, foliage and flowering is of ornamental value. Many song and game birds utilize this tree for food and nesting. Description Arnold hawthorn is a small tree, 15 to 20 feet (250-600 cm) tall, with a trunk 8 to 10 inches (20-25 cm) in diameter, stout wide spreading branches forming a broad round-tipped often symmetrical head, and slender conspicuously zigzag branchlets coated early in the season with long matted pale hairs, and armed with many stout straight or slightly curved chestnut-brown shining spines 2 to 3 inches (5.0-7.6 cm) long. Leaves are dark yellow-green, glabrous above, pubescent below, ovate to broadly ovate, sharply serrate. Flowers are ¾ inch (1.9 cm) in diameter, pale yellow, on slender pedicels, blooming in early to mid May. Fruit is subglobose, 1.4- 1.6 cm in diameter, turning fleshy and bright red when mature in late August.

Hawthorn, Homestead

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