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Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' (Hawthorn Tree)New Product

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' (Hawthorn Tree)

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' (Hawthorn Tree) Code: CRA004

£36.95 36.9500 In Stock New

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' (Broad-leaved Cockspur Thorn)

NEW! Originating from North America, this is one of the best ornamental trees for attracting wildlife to the garden and is renowned for its striking autumn colour. It is a handsome tree with rich-brown bark and long, strong thorns. Clusters of small, white flowers appear in the Spring and these are followed by large crimson-red berries (haws) in the autumn that adorn the branches well into the winter months, providing a feast for wild birds. The glossy, dark-green, broad-oval leaves turn to dramatic shades of red, orange and gold in the autumn. The tree is very undemanding and will grow well in a wide range of challenging conditions including windy, coastal sites and is tolerant of drought. It is very hardy, coping well with very cold winter conditions.

RHS Award of Garden Merit  RHS Perfect for Pollinators


Height x spread in 10 years: up to 6m (20ft) x 6m (20ft).


Available for delivery: late November/December - early May.


 

This large genus of small to medium trees and shrubs is part of the Rosaceae (rose) family and includes a number or cultivated varieties that are grown for their white, pink or red spring blossom, orange-red berries in autumn/winter and autumnal foliage. The trees are very beneficial to wildlife. The blossom is popular with bees and butterflies and the fruits are loved by birds including thrushes and waxwings. Most varieties have thorns which provide a safe haven for nesting birds and other wildlife.

 

Crataegus are rarely affected by pests and disease and once established do not usually require any care or attention. Trees can be grown in full sun or partial shade and whilst they prefer a well-drained but moisture-retentive soil, they can also succeed in heavy clay and very chalky soils. Many varieties are also very tolerant to windy conditions, making them a good choice for coastal areas. Hawthorn trees are supplied bare-rooted and will be approximately 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft) high (including the root system) on despatch. Trees are available from late November to late April.

 

Don't forget to include tree stakes and ties on your order. All young fruit trees require staking and for better establishment we strongly advise using Rootgrow when planting (as recommended in RHS planting guidelines).

Carriage & packing charges

Carriage & packing charges

Our standard delivery charge to mainland UK is £9.95. Some items (where stated) are p&p inclusive. If you are only ordering items that are p&p inclusive, the standard delivery charge does not apply.
 
Some deliveries to the Scottish Islands and Highlands, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Scily Isles may incur surcharges. If a surcharge is applicable, you may not be able to complete your order online. Please telephone us on 01255 440410 for a delivery quotation.
 
We regret that due to Brexit we are no longer able to deliver to Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the rest of Europe.
Despatch Dates

Despatch Dates

We regret we are unable to give precise delivery dates as weather conditions can affect the despatch schedule. The following information (which applies to orders placed online and over the phone) should only be used as a guide and on the understanding that we may not be able to keep to these dates precisely. Please note, delivery usually takes longer when payment is made by cheque.
Fruit trees, soft fruit bushes, ornamental trees & hedging (bare root)

Fruit trees, soft fruit bushes, ornamental trees & hedging (bare root)

Bare root fruit trees, soft fruit bushes, ornamental trees and hedging are available from late November/December until late April.
 
Orders placed before the 30th November will usually be despatched by mid/late December.
 
Orders placed between 1st December and 31st December will usually be despatched late December/January.
 
Orders placed after the 1st January will usually be delivered within 28 days of the order being placed.
Fruit trees & soft fruit bushes (pot grown)

Fruit trees & soft fruit bushes (pot grown)

Pot grown fruit trees, gooseberries and currants are available April to late August and will usually be despatched within 14 days.
 
Blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, elderberries, honeyberries, lingonberries, figs, goji berries and grapes are normally available throughout the year. If ordered April to late September they will normally be despatched within 14 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date. Under these circumstances, to avoid additional carriage charges, the entire order will be sent together when everything is available. Outside this period, delivery may take up to 28 days or longer if ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date.
Cell Grown Raspberries

Cell Grown Raspberries

Cell grown raspberries are available from mid June to mid August and will usually be despatched within 14 days.

Strawberry plants (Runners)

Strawberry plants (Runners)

Unless otherwise stated in the product description, fresh dug strawberry plants will be despatched from mid October to late November. Coldstored strawberry plants will be despatched from March to early July. Orders placed during these periods will usually be delivered within 28 days. Some varieties are only available as coldstored plants (see product description for availability).
Strawberry plants (Misted Tips)

Strawberry plants (Misted Tips)

Misted Tips are available from late September to late October and will be despatched within 28 days.

Vegetable Plants

Vegetable Plants

Vegetable plants are available from mid May to late July. As a very rough guide, plants ordered before the end of April will usually be despatched by late May. Plants ordered after May will usually be despatched by early June.

Asparagus crowns

Asparagus crowns

Asparagus crowns will be despatched from April to late May. Orders placed during this period will be despatched within 28 days.

Hardware

Hardware

Hardware is usually despatched within 14 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date.
Biological Controls (Natural Predators) & Bumblebee Hives

Biological Controls (Natural Predators) & Bumblebee Hives

Natural Predators and Bumble Bee hives are only despatched at the appropriate time of year (see product description for detailed information). When “in season” they are despatched direct from our supplier in batches on a weekly basis -  we send orders to our supplier 12pm Tuesday and they despatch these orders Wednesday the following week. Natural Predators are sent by first class post, bumblebee hives are sent by carrier.

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