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Crataegus monogyna

Crataegus monogyna

Crataegus monogyna is the native common hawthorn, a common feature in British hedgerows.

It produces masses of small fragrant white flowers at the end of spring, which are loaded with pollen and nectar and very attractive to bees.

The leaves are a glossy dark green, turning yellow in the autumn, when the tree also bears a crop of red haws.

The dense thorny stems provide a useful barrier.

Crataegus monogyna hawthorn trees for sale

    Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.

    How to grow

    Crataegus monogyna will grow in most well-drained soils. It is very hardy, and tolerates pollution and coastal conditions.

    Crataegus monogyna characteristics

    • Gardening skillBeginner
    • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruitAutumn foliage colourScented flowers
    • Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
    • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
    • Growth rateAverage
    • Site conditionsCoastal siteFree-draining siteAir pollution
    • WildlifeAttractive to birdsSeeds / fruits useful for animalsMelliferous
    • Flower colourWhite
    • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flowering monthMay
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
    • Fruit colourRed - dark
    • Fruit sizeSmall
    • Fruit persistencePersistent