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 x grignonensis

CRATAEGUS x grignonensis

Hawthorn

late into flower and prominent red fruits

 
£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

 
Whip
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£25.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
H/Std
£65.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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CRATAEGUS laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'

CRATAEGUS laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'

Double crimson hawthorn, Midland hawthorn, Red May

double red

 
Whip
£18.50 each 
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Not available until May 2022 -
H/Std
£65.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
CRATAEGUS monogyna

CRATAEGUS monogyna

Bread and cheese, Common hawthorn, May, Quickthorn

white flowers

 
open ground NOV-FEB only
MULTIBUY
individually £1.20 each , 11+ £1.10 each 
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Available again from NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022 - Despatch will be anytime during November or December as stock becomes available. Bareroot hedging and roses can be delayed by unfavourable weather conditions.
Minimum order of 10
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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

 
H/Std
£65.00 each 
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 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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