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Tree comparisons


Hawthorn
Glastonbury Thorn

The Glastonbury Thorn, Crataegus Biflora, is a form of the common hawthorn found in the area around Glastonbury, reputed to have been planted by Joseph of Arimathea.
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Growing


Hawthorn
Glastonbury Thorn
Gardening skillBeginner
Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
Autumn foliage colour
Scented flowers
Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
PruningLight prune
Growth rateAverage
Site conditionsOccasional flooding
Coastal site
WildlifeAttractive to birds
RHS Plants for Pollinators
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Identification


Hawthorn
Glastonbury Thorn
Flower colourCream
Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
Flowering monthJanuary
April
December
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourRed - dark
Fruit sizeSmall
Country of originUnited Kingdom
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