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CRATAEGUS monogyna

Commonly known as Bread and cheese, Common hawthorn, May, Quickthorn

White flowers
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Available again from NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2020 - These plants are currently unavailable but will be dispatched in November/December
open ground NOV-FEB only individually £1.25 each, 10+ £1.00 each, 100+ £0.90 each

Delivery Information Available again from NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2020
plant size comparison icon Bare Rooted available NOV-FEB only
  • Deciduous
  • White
  • Height - 10m (33ft)
  • Spread - 8m (26ft)
  • Hedge - Ideal for hedging
  • Tree - rounded, thorny tree. Flat heads of 6-12 flowers to 1.5cm (½in) across with pink anthers appear in late spring followed by dark-red fruit.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • Good to know - one of the very best wildlife plants. Excellent hedge. Common hawthorn has 1 seed in each berry, Midland hawthorn has 2.
  • Pests & Diseases - caterpillars, aphids, gall midges, fireblight. honey fungus, rust, powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - Europe. One of the two native hawthorns.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - heavy scent best appreciated from a distance.
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Tolerates all - - any soil except waterlogged.
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Bird friendly
10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)

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