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 were enclosed.

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

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree

Buy Varieties of CRATAEGUS

CRATAEGUS alabamensis var. florens

CRATAEGUS alabamensis var. florens

Alabama hawthorn

an American hawthorn with spoon-shaped leaves and large berries

 
£35.00 each 
CRATAEGUS ambigua

CRATAEGUS ambigua

Russian hawthorn

drought and cold tolerant with yellowish peeling bark and purple-red flowers

 
£35.00 each 
CRATAEGUS crus-galli 'Inermis'

CRATAEGUS crus-galli 'Inermis'

Hawthorn

a thornless American Cockspur hawthorn

 
£35.00 each 
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CRATAEGUS ellwangeriana 'Fire Ball'

CRATAEGUS ellwangeriana 'Fire Ball'

Hawthorn

a rare, attractive hawthorn. Large berries and good autumn colour

 
£35.00 each 
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CRATAEGUS laevigata 'Crimson Cloud'

CRATAEGUS laevigata 'Crimson Cloud'

Hawthorn, Midland hawthorn

('Punicea') - an attractive form with single scarlet flowers and a pronounced white centre

 
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£30.00 each 
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Not available until May 2024 -
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£75.00 each 
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CRATAEGUS laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'

CRATAEGUS laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'

Double crimson hawthorn, Midland hawthorn, Red May

double red

 
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£30.00 each 
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£75.00 each 
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CRATAEGUS laevigata 'Rosea Plena'

CRATAEGUS laevigata 'Rosea Plena'

Hawthorn, Midland hawthorn

double pink flowers on this hawthorn

 
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£35.00 each 
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Not available until May 2024 -
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£75.00  
CRATAEGUS monogyna

CRATAEGUS monogyna

Bread and cheese, Common hawthorn, May, Quickthorn

white flowers

 
open ground NOV-FEB only
£1.35 each 
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Available again from NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2024 - Despatch will be anytime during November or December as stock becomes available. Bareroot hedging and roses can be delayed by unfavourable weather conditions.
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CRATAEGUS persimilis 'Prunifolia'

CRATAEGUS persimilis 'Prunifolia'

Broad-leafed cockspur thorn, Hawthorn

a small compact broad headed tree notable for its persistent red fruit and striking autumn colour

 
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£75.00 each 
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CRATAEGUS schraderiana

CRATAEGUS schraderiana

Hawthorn

a rounded tree with deeply cut grey-green leaves. Masses of large purple-red fruits, no prickles either!

 
£30.00 each 
CRATAEGUS tanacetifolia 'Konya'

CRATAEGUS tanacetifolia 'Konya'

Hawthorn, Tansy-leaved thorn

 
£35.00 each 

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