Anatolian Red Hawthorn20 FRESH SEEDCrataegus azarolus L. var. aronia L.Alternate name: Summer Haw, Yellow-leaf HawthornFamily: Rosaceae, Rose DescriptionThicket-forming shrub or small tree with broad, open crown of stout branches and yellow or orange fruit.Height: 20' (6 m).Diameter: 8" (20 cm).Leaves: 2-2 1/2" (5-6 cm) long, 1 1/2-2" (4-5 cm) wide.Elliptical to broadly obovate, short-pointed at tip, gradually narrowed to base; coarsely doubly saw-toothed with gland-tipped teeth; sometimes with few shallow lobes. Yellow-green and becoming hairless with sunken veins above, paler and hairy on veins beneath. Leafstalks long and hairy, with gland-dots.Bark: dark brown, becoming reddish-tinged; thick and furrowed into narrow ridges.Twigs: hairy when young; with straight spines.Flowers: 3/4" (19 mm) wide; with 5 white petals, 10-20 rose-red stamens, and 3-5 styles; 4-7 flowers in compact, hairy clusters; in spring.Fruit: 1/2" (12 mm) in diameter; elliptical; orange, brown, or yellow; tubular gland-toothed calyx often shedding early; thick dry mealy pulp; 3-5 nutlets; few in drooping clusters; maturing and falling in autumn. HabitatDry, sandy and gravelly soils, at woodland borders and in pine forests.