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Crataegus laevigata - 'Paul's Scarlet' (Ornamental Hawthorn)

Crataegus laevigata - 'Paul's Scarlet' (Ornamental Hawthorn)
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Type Tree, Hedging & Screening, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Crataegus laevigata Description

This hardy small to medium sized hardy deciduous tree produces masses of dark pinky / red blossom in spring. Ornamental hawthorn also produces red berries, as well as a profusion of spines. 4m wide x 5m.


Crataegus laevigata - Cultivation Notes

Plant in any garden soil - unless water logged. Hawthorn will tolerate very poor soils and is also hardy to exposure to cold winds. Trim to shape after flowering, removing dead, diseased and dying wood.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Crataegus laevigata:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Crataegus laevigata

  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!

Design & Plant Use for Crataegus laevigata:

  • Spine bearing plant ideal for security hedge

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Common Missspellings: Cratagus, Crataeges, Crataeges, Krataegus, Kratagus

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