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Prunifolia Splendens

Crataegus persimilis

While most hawthorns are at their best in spring, Prunifolia Splendens offers excellent autumn colours as the dark green leaves turn yellow and gold.

The small red haws stay on the tree well into autumn, and are a useful resource for wildlife.

The spring blossom is white.

Prunifolia Splendens is a good choice for coastal areas, as it tolerates salty winds.

Prunifolia Splendens hawthorn trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £32.95
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £58.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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Next deliveries

You can pre-order now for delivery from late 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.

Prunifolia Splendens characteristics

  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruitAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightTolerates shade
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateSlow
  • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional floodingFree-draining site
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnMultiple tints
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red
  • Country of originUnited States

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 Pru Splendens hawthorn