Common Hawthorn

Crataegus monogyna

Common Hawthorn - Crataegus monogyna

Common Name: Common Hawthorn
Genus: Crataegus
Species: monogyna

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Makes a good hedge, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 8.00 m (800 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

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

Fragrant white flowers in May followed by spherical glossy dark red fruit and deeply lobed glossy dark green leaves. Hawthorn makes a great specimen tree or boundary hedge for a range of settings. A valuable food source and refuge for native birds and insects, the spiny thorns serve as a deterrent against potential intruders.

  • Garden Care: In late winter or early spring remove any misplaced, diseased or crossing branches. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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