Native Mayhaw is an ungrafted seedling that grows under hardwood timber in the wet flood plain along creeks and rivers. While found in swampy areas, it grows best in moist well-drained soils. The fruit is small and apple-like. Mayhaw has beautiful white blooms in March and are desirable as ornamentals as well as for wildlife. Whitetails are especially fond of the fruit. Mayhaw makes a wonderful amber-red jelly. Will fruit in 3-4 years.
Fruit Drop: Late April-May