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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 £37.00
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £65.00
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

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.

History

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