Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)

Hawthorn is a spiny shrub, used for hedging. It has been dispersed by birds throughout south-east Australia.


How does this weed affect you?

Hawthorn has invaded forests, woodlands and riparian areas throughout south east Australia. 

How does it spread?

Red fleshy fruit are dispersed by birds. 

What does it look like?

Hawthorn was introduced to Australia as a hedge plant. It is a dense, spiny shrub that produces red fleshy fruit.

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Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna).

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Biosecurity duty

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Biosecurity Act 2015 and its subordinate legislation, and the Regional Strategic Weed Management Plans (published by each Local Land Services region in NSW). It describes the state and regional priorities for weeds in New South Wales, Australia.

Area Duty
All of NSW General Biosecurity Duty
All plants are regulated with a general biosecurity duty to prevent, eliminate or minimise any biosecurity risk they may pose. Any person who deals with any plant, who knows (or ought to know) of any biosecurity risk, has a duty to ensure the risk is prevented, eliminated or minimised, so far as is reasonably practicable.

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Reviewed 2014