Mexican Hawthorn - Tejocote
(Crataegus pubescens stipulacea)
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CRATAEGUS pubescens - Mexican Hawthorn (Mexico) Height 5-7 meters A hardy, fast growing semi-evergreen small tree with dense branches and practically no thorns. Decorative for most of the year. White flowers followed by yellow edible fruit. Fairly large oval leaves turn orange-red in late autumn. Adapts to almost any well-drained location including clay soils but prefers a lime rich soil and dislikes extremely dry conditions. Frost hardy. Suitable for street planting, hedging or as a specimen.
Tejocote Properties Used by Aztec's
Aztec Method of Use
Drink 3 cups a day of the brew made by boiling 75 grams of Tejocote root to 1 Liter of water. Boil until half the water is evaporated.
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