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Crataegus schraderiana

Crataegus schraderiana is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

This species of hawthorn features white flowers followed by relatively large purple/red berries. The berries are edibile and this is one of the best hawthorns for fruit production.

The silvery-grey-green leaves are more deeply cut than most other hawthorns.

Crataegus schraderiana hawthorn trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £34.50
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £54.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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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.


The hawthorn species Crataegus schraderiana is native to south-eastern Europe, particularly Greece.

Crataegus schraderiana characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruitAttractive tree / plantAttractive foliage
  • Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightTolerates shadePrefers full sun
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional flooding
  • WildlifeAttractive to birdsRHS Plants for PollinatorsSeeds / fruits useful for animals
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourGreen green/silverGrey-green
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Fruit colourCrimsonRed - dark
  • Fruit sizeLarge