Midland hawthorn

Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'

Midland hawthorn - Crataegus laevigata  'Paul's Scarlet'

Common Name: Midland hawthorn
Genus: Crataegus
Species: laevigata
Cultivar: 'Paul's Scarlet'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 8.00 m (800 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 8.00 m (800 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March to May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: a tough tree for all gardens

A popular thorny tree with mid-green three- to five-lobed leaves and a profusion of double, dark pink flowers in late spring. It is an ideal plant for all conditions as it is tough enough to stand exposed sites, city pollution and even costal gardens while also have ornamental value in the garden.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.


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