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Prunifolia Splendens

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.

Crataegus persimilis

Prunifolia Splendens hawthorn trees for sale

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

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

  • Growing

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Attractive features:Attractive flowersAttractive fruitAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Upright-spreading
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month:May
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Multiple tints
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Fruit colour:Orange / Red
    • Sunlight:Tolerates shade
    • Pruning:Light prune
    • Growth rate:Slow
    • Site conditions:Coastal siteOccasional floodingFree-draining site
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United States
  • Using

    • Wildlife:Attractive 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 Pru Splendens hawthorn