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CRATAEGUS

Commonly known as Hawthorn

All Flower MAY

Genus of 140 or more species of usually spiny, deciduous, sometimes semi-evergreen trees and shrubs found in woodland and scrub in northern temperate regions.

The well-known small tree provides food and shelter for a myriad of insects, mammals and birds as well as foodstuffs and medicine throughout history.

In the 18th and 19th centuries hawthorn saplings were propagated on a massive scale to provide boundaries for the Inclosure Acts where almost 7 million acres of land was enclosed.

Superstition and folklore abounds in a genus which is so widespread.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - occasionally semi-evergreen trees and shrubs.
  • Tree
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - extremely hardy. Wildlife plant. Host plant to almost 150 insect species. Birds and woodmice adore fruit. Hedges provide nest sites.
  • Medicinal properties - in ancient times used for treating gout, pleurisy and insomnia. Currently used to treat heart valve disease.
  • Pests & Diseases - caterpillars, aphids, gall midges, fireblight. honey fungus, rust, powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - northern temperate regions.
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - fragrance is better from a distance.
  • Soil Conditions - Alkaline / Chalk loving
  • Tolerates all - any soil except waterlogged.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
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Buy Varieties of CRATAEGUS

CRATAEGUS laevigata 'Crimson Cloud'  AWARD

CRATAEGUS laevigata 'Crimson Cloud'  >


Commonly known as: Hawthorn.
(Punicea) - an attractive form with single scarlet flowers and a pronounced white centre
Whip £25.00 each
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H/Std £55.00 each

CRATAEGUS laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'  AWARD

CRATAEGUS laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'  >


Commonly known as: Double crimson hawthorn, Midland hawthorn, Red May.
Double red
Whip £17.50 each
H/Std £55.00 each

CRATAEGUS monogyna

CRATAEGUS monogyna  >


Commonly known as: Bread and cheese, Common hawthorn, May, Quickthorn.
white flowers
Multibuy
open ground NOV-FEB only individually £1.25 each, 10+ £1.00 each, 100+ £0.90 each
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CRATAEGUS persimilis 'Prunifolia'   AWARD

CRATAEGUS persimilis 'Prunifolia'  >


Commonly known as: Broad-leafed cockspur thorn, Hawthorn.
A small compact broad headed tree notable for its persistent red fruit and striking autumn colour
H/Std £55.00 each
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