Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)

Profile

Impact

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

Spread

Red fleshy fruit are dispersed by birds. 

Description

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

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Control

Herbicide options

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

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Legal requirements

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) is not declared in NSW under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

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Reviewed 2014