The leaves of Cockspur hawthorn are ovate, glossy, dark green, hard and 5 – 6 cm (2 – 2.4 in) long. The leaf margin is serrated.
The flowers stand erect together in fascicle. The single flower has five white petals.
The fruit is apple-like, dark red and about 1 cm (0.4 in) in size.
The branches are reddish brown with long, up to 6 cm (2.4 in) long and brilliant thorns.
bird feeding woods, single tree or planting in groups, parks, roadside green