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Plena

The main feature of Plena is the small white double-flowers, which creates a more intense display than the more common single-flowered forms. Hawthorns are related to roses, and the flowers look very much like miniature roses.

In autumn the leaves take on seasonal tints, and are interspersed with small red haws.

This is also a compact tree, and well-suited to smaller gardens.

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

Plena hawthorn trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £32.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £54.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering
You can pre-order now for delivery from early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

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.

Plena characteristics

  • Growth habitSpreading
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • SunlightTolerates shade
  • PruningLight prune
  • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional flooding
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formDouble flower (25-50 petals)
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds

Similar varieties


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 laevigata Pauls Scarlet hawthorn