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Hawthorn trees

A diverse range of hardy deciduous trees with attractive blossom and fruitlets.

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    Big Golden Star

    An attractive hawthorn, with large red fruits, and usually thornless.
    • Flowering month: May
    • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Fruit colour: Red
    Crataegus pinnatifida
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    Crimson Cloud

    Crimson Cloud has dark red flowers with white centres.
    • Flowering month: May
    • Flower colour: Red - dark
    • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Fruit colour: Red
    Crataegus laevigata
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    Jubilee

    Jubilee features dense white flowers in spring and red berries in the autumn.
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    Crataegus succulenta
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    Paul's Scarlet

    A popular small hawthorn with distinctive dark pink blossom with white centres.
    • Flowering month: May
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Fruit colour: Red
    Crataegus laevigata
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    Plena

    A compact hawthorn which features double white flowers.
    • Flowering month: May
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height after 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
    Crataegus laevigata
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    Prunifolia Splendens

    Prunifolia Splendens is one of the best hawthorns for autumn colour and persistent red fruits.
    • Flowering month: May
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    Crataegus persimilis
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    Rosea Flore Pleno

    A popular ornamental hawthorn, featuring pink double flowers with cream centres.
    • Flowering month: May
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    Crataegus laevigata


How to choose Hawthorn trees

Hawthorns form the genus Crataegus, and are a diverse range of hardy trees, adaptable to many situations - including urban and coastal planting. All have excellent spring blossom displays, and most have attractive autumn fruitlet colours.

Hawthorn blossom is usually unscented, or has a very mild scent.

Many hawthorns provide a useful food resource for wildlife, and a small number have edible fruitlets which can be used for fruit jellies.

If you have rabbits in the vicinity be sure to protect the trees, as rabbits like to eat young hawthorn bark.

If planting 1-year bare-root hawthorns, cut the main stem at about 1.3m - 1.75m to stimulate side shoots the following year. Pot-grown trees have already had this formative training at the nursery and do not need pruning.