Crataegus monogyna 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 monogyna - 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 monogyna:
- 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 full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
- Tolerates cold exposed locations
- Suitable for hedging or topiary
- Tolerates heavy clay soils
Weaknesses of Crataegus monogyna
- Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
Design & Plant Use for Crataegus monogyna:
- Spine bearing plant ideal for security hedge
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Common Missspellings: Cratagus, Crataeges, Crataeges, Krataegus, Kratagus