Crataegus persimilis Prunifolia Splendens
- Flowering month: May
- Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Fruit colour: Orange / Red
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 trees for sale
1-year Prunifolia Splendens tree - bare root
2-year Prunifolia Splendens tree - in a 12L pot
What will it look like?
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
(Approx. girth: 6/8).
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.
Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches.
The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).
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 features:
Attractive flowers Attractive fruit Autumn foliage colour
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
- Growth rate:
- Site conditions:
Coastal site Occasional flooding Free-draining site
- Useful for:
Topiary Hedging Open spaces
- Country of origin:
- Flowering month:
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - autumn:
- Fruit colour:
Orange / Red
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Attractive to birds