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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
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Cherry-like leaves (hence 'Prunifolia'), glossy, deep green to 8cm (3in) which turn orange and red in autumn.
  • White
  • Height
    8m (26ft)
  • Spread
    8m (26ft)
  • Tree
    Rounded tree with stout thorns. Bright red fruit in autumn.
  • 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

CRATAEGUS persimilis 'Prunifolia'

 
H/Std £65.00 each 

 

  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Ultimate size in 20-50 years. Wildlife plant - bees and other insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    Caterpillars, aphids, gall midges, fireblight. honey fungus, rust, powdery mildew.
    Place of origin
    An 18th century selection from a North American thorn.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Tolerant of full exposure to sea winds
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • 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
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Tolerates all
    Any soil except waterlogged.
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
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8m (26ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)
 

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