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Crataegus crus-galli

Plant of the day: Crataegus crus-galli cockspur hawthorn

Although cockspur hawthorn is a member of the rose family, its sprays of white flowers, which bloom in late May, do not smell as sweet. This small, flat-topped tree, with a bold, spreading branching architecture and high tolerance of a variety of challenging growing conditi ...

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