Crataegus crus-galli, Cockspur hawthorn

The Crataegus crus-galli is a member of the hawthorn family and the species name is derived from the Latin word for the spur on a cockerel’s foot which the thorns resemble.  The tree is native to eastern North America, but will grow happily in our South African climate. This small, deciduous tree grows to a [...]