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.
Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).
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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.
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.