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Crimson Cloud

Crimson Cloud is a popular cultivar of the hawthorn species Crataegus laevigata, and grows into a large dense tree.

The main attraction of Crimson Cloud is its mass of dark red flowers, accentuated by white centres. These are followed in the autumn by a thick covering of red fruitlets.

As with most forms of the species Crataegus laevigata, the branches are protected by short thorns.

Crimson Cloud hawthorn trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £22.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £47.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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How to grow

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 1.5m - 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.

Crimson Cloud characteristics

  • Growth habitSpreading
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • SunlightTolerates shade
  • PruningLight prune
  • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional flooding
  • Flower colourRed - dark
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourRed
  • Fruit sizeSmall
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Crataegus Crimson Cloud hawthorn