Lavalle Hawthorn (Crataegus x lavallei)
An ideal street tree, the Lavalle Hawthorn grows asymmetrically 20 to 30 feet tall and spreads 10 to 25 feet. The tree has shiny foliage and fewer thorns than some other Hawthorns. The flowers are white, large, and borne in spring. The fruit are borne in bright orange-red clusters and they are marked with brown and persist until spring. The fall color is bronze red. If lower branches are removed from the trunks, a more vase shape can be maintained. Preferring to live in zones 5A through 7A, it is an all around attractive tree providing interest throughout the year.