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General: Rose Family (Rosaceae). It is a large native shrub or small tree that grows three to ten feet high. Branches contain curved thorns 1-1.5 inches long. Leaves are generally broadest at or below the middle, shallow and sharply lobed, dark green and smooth to hairy. White flowers are produced in clusters. Fruits are broadest above the middle and red, orange, yellow, or green.

Distribution: Copenhagen hawthorn grows from Massachusetts to Michigan, south North Carolina, and Indiana.


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Source: USDA NRCS PLANTS Database

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