Crataegus × lavallei
Common name: 
Lavalle Hawthorn
Pronunciation: 
kra-TEE-gus x la-VAHL-e-i
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous tree, 20-30 ft (6-9 cm), erect, open branching but dense, asymmetric growth habit.  Stout thorns, 5 cm long.  Leaves simple, about 5-10 cm long, alternate, serrated, but often entire and undulate from middle to base, lustrous dark green above, pubescent below.  Flowers white, 1.5 cm wide.  Fruit (ca. 2 cm diam.) brick red to orange-red speckled with brown, persists into winter.
  • Sun, as adaptable as any hawthorn
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4     Hybrid between C. stipulacea and C. crus-galli
  • lavallei: after Pierre Lavallèe (1836-1884), founded the Arboretum Segrez, where the tree originated
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: east of north entrance to Withycombe Hall.
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