Crataegus prunifolia Description
This hardy native is ideally suited for use in informal native hedgerow or as free growing specimen. Producing masses of white spring blossom, followed by red berries - it provides a dense spined network of branches. 6m tall x 4m.
Crataegus prunifolia - Cultivation Notes
Plant in any garden soil - even if it is very heavy or prone to water logging. Hawthorn will tolerate very poor soils and is also very hardy. Trim to shape after flowering, removing dead wood. If part of hedge, then prune to shaped after leaf fall.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Crataegus prunifolia:
- Scented blossom
- Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
- Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
- All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
- Fruit / berry producing
- Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
- Tolerates cold exposed locations
- Suitable for hedging or topiary
- Tolerates heavy clay soils
Weaknesses of Crataegus prunifolia
- Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
Design & Plant Use for Crataegus prunifolia:
- Spine bearing plant ideal for security hedge
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Common Missspellings: Cratagus, Crataeges, Crataeges, Krataegus, Kratagus