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

Red Champ Mayhaw Tree

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

Embrace the Red Champ Mayhaw Tree, prized for its abundant, tangy berries and resilient growth. Perfect for jams and jellies. Order online now for a fruitful garden addition.


Cold Hardy 0-5°
Growing Zone 7A - 9B
Pollinator Needs Another Early-Blooming Mayhaw Tree for Cross-Pollination (Betsy, Big Red, Double GG, Marlene, and Red Champ are all Early Bloomers)
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Product Description

Red Champ Mayhaw Tree: A Berry Special Harvest Awaits!

About the Fruit

Red Champ Mayhaw is the unsung hero of the berry world, offering a unique taste that is a delightful mix of sweet and tart. These small, crimson jewels are perfect for jellies, preserves, and syrups, adding a pop of flavor to any dish. Renowned for their robustness, Mayhaws are wild natives that have been tamed for your culinary pleasure, promising to bring a new dimension to your home-cooked meals and treats.

What to Know About the Tree

The Red Champ Mayhaw tree stands proudly as a beacon of beauty and resilience. This deciduous tree flaunts a spring spectacle with clusters of dainty white flowers, followed by a lush green canopy in the summer. It is a hardy species, adaptable to various soil types and able to withstand wet conditions. Growing to a moderate height, it fits well into diverse garden spaces and landscapes, and its resilience to disease underscores its reputation as a steadfast garden companion.

Harvest Season

Come late April to early May, the Red Champ Mayhaw tree rewards patient gardeners with its bountiful harvest. The branches become laden with the radiant red berries, ready to be plucked and transformed into delicious preserves or enjoyed fresh from the tree. This harvest season is not just a boon for your taste buds, but it also offers an enchanting view as the tree becomes a hub of vibrant activity in your garden.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine your outdoor space as a living canvas, painted with the hues of harvestable fruit trees. The Red Champ Mayhaw tree is a masterstroke for any fruitscape™, marrying ornamental grace with practical bounty. Whether it stands alone as a striking centerpiece or is interwoven with other exotic plants, it is sure to elevate the aesthetic and edible delight of your garden. With Just Fruits and Exotics, this tree comes to you shipped 100% in pot, with all the care and local-friendly vibe of buying in person. Our superior packaging and easy shipping make adding this rare gem to your fruitscape™ a breeze. Experience the joy of growing with a trusted online nursery that treats you like family and harvest memories along with exceptional fruit.

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 Early-Blooming Mayhaw Tree for Cross-Pollination (Betsy, Big Red, Double GG, Marlene, and Red Champ are all Early 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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