About the Crusader Hawthorn :
The Crusader Hawthorn, 'Crataegus
crusgalli "Crusader' , is small tree that produces an abundance of white
flowers in the spring. The Crusader is a very hardy tree.
The white flowers are followed by dark
red fruits which persist into winter. This thornless Hawthorn has glossy
green foliage and displays brilliant maroon colors in the fall.
The branches are arranged in a pleasing
layered habit. The Crusader Hawthorn is tolerant to shearing which makes
this an excellent barrier or large hedge plant. This tree is tolerant to
tough urban conditions and pollution. Use this thornless tree for both
street and lawn plantings.