Common Name: Mayhaw
- Habit: Tree
- Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Average, Moist, Wet
- Height: 15-30′
- Flower: White, Mar-Apr.
- Fruit: Bright red, edible berries ripen in May-Jun.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Bog, Floodplain/Marsh, Riparian
Crataegus aestivalis or May Hawthorn is a small tree reaching up to 40ft tall and produces spiny, crooked branches. The flowers are white and form clusters that bloom from March through June. These are followed by small red fruits that are edible and ripen from April to July.