Needs Another Late-Blooming Mayhaw Tree for Cross-Pollination. Look through our Mayhaw Trees section and select any other Mayhaw Tree that says “Late-Blooming Variety."
Due to strict agricultural laws, we CANNOT ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, or Alaska.
Late-Blooming Variety

Maxine Mayhaw Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Experience the exquisite Maxine Mayhaw Tree, known for its vibrant spring blooms and delicious Mayhaw berries. Order online now to bring the beauty and flavor of this unique tree to your own garden.


Cold Hardy 0-5°
Growing Zone 7A - 9B
Pollinator Needs Another Late-Blooming Mayhaw Tree for Cross-Pollination. (Georgia Gem, Reliable, and Maxine are all Late Bloomers)
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Product Description

Maxine Mayhaw Tree: Savor the Southern Gem

About the Fruit

The Maxine Mayhaw is the hidden treasure of the southern orchards, prized for its delightful, tangy berries that transform into delicious jellies, preserves, and syrups. With a flavor reminiscent of a blend between a tart apple and a sweet cranberry, these small, crimson fruits are not only tasty but also packed with antioxidants. Perfect for the culinary enthusiast looking to add a unique twist to their recipes or anyone eager to experience the essence of southern tradition.

What to Know About the Tree

Beautify your garden with the Maxine Mayhaw Tree, a deciduous gem that offers more than just its fruits. This tree graces the landscape with a cascade of delicate white flowers in early spring, followed by its vibrant red berries. Growing to a manageable height of 12-20 feet, it’s suitable for a variety of garden sizes. The Maxine Mayhaw is a hardy species, able to withstand temporary flooding and adaptable to different soil types, simplifying the gardening process for you.

Harvest Season

Anticipation peaks in late spring when the Maxine Mayhaw berries reach their full, luscious ripeness. The harvest season brings a sense of fulfillment as the bountiful clusters of fruit become ready for picking. It’s a time to celebrate the yield of your personal fruitscape™ with fresh berries straight from the branch or transformed into delightful homemade confections.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine a fruitscape™ where the Maxine Mayhaw Tree stands proudly among your collection of exotic plants, contributing both visual appeal and practicality. Its seasonal changes from lush green foliage to a harvest of ruby red jewels add dynamic interest to your garden. The tree’s versatility makes it an excellent choice for borders, as a standout specimen, or intermingled with other fruit trees to create a diverse and vibrant fruitscape™.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we guarantee your Maxine Mayhaw Tree arrives 100% shipped in pot, with the same confidence as buying in person. Our superior packaging ensures a safe journey to your doorstep, while our easy shipping process brings this exceptional tree from our family-owned nursery to your home with ease. Trust in our nationally renowned expertise and add a touch of southern charm to your garden today.

Cold Hardy0-5°
Container PlantNo
GraftedYes, Eastern Mayhaw Seedlings 'crataegus sp.'
Growing Zone7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B
Mature Height12-15FT
Mature Width8-10FT
PollinatorNeeds Another Late-Blooming Mayhaw Tree for Cross-Pollination. (Georgia Gem, Reliable, and Maxine are all Late Bloomers)
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Mayhaw Trees

Enrich your garden with an often overlooked Southern delight by Fruitscaping™ with our Mayhaw Trees. These highly adaptable trees offer fragrant blooms, vibrant autumn colors, and a distinctive fruit that is cherished across the South.

Mayhaw Trees are known for their white, fragrant spring blossoms, which give way to clusters of crimson to yellow-orange fruit, depending on the variety. Their attractive, hawthorn-like fruits are a delight to harvest and are often transformed into jellies, syrups, or wine, giving a unique Southern twist to your culinary explorations.

These trees are versatile, thriving in various soil conditions, although they do prefer moist, well-drained soils. The Mayhaw Trees also appreciate full to partial sun, helping to foster healthy growth and abundant fruit production. With their hardy nature and minimal pest and disease issues, they’re a low-maintenance option, even for the novice gardener.

As the trees mature, their lovely form provides an ornamental quality, making them an appealing addition to any landscape. Their lush green foliage turns to stunning shades of yellow and orange in the fall, adding a burst of color to your garden.

Mayhaw Trees stand out when grown as a focal point in your landscape. However, they can also be integrated into a mixed edible garden alongside other fruit trees, like pears and plums, creating a beautiful and bountiful garden space.

Embrace the excitement of Fruitscaping™ with Mayhaw Trees. From the journey of planting and caring to the thrill of harvesting your homegrown mayhaws, these trees offer a unique and rewarding gardening experience.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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