SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT
Utility friendly tree.
Attractive branching habit, showy fruit.
Native to Southeastern Russia, Turkey, and Iran.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 - 25 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Pinnatifid, Medium Green, Red, Gold, Orange or Multicolored, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Prolific, Red Pome, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter Wildlife use it.
Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 10 and 14.
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 6.
Exposure Full Sun.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers, Scales and Spider Mites, Fire Blight, Armillaria, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot and Rust.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Crataegus ambigua Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 25, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/crataegus-ambigua >