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Crataegus (Pot Grown Trees)

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. Pot grown trees are available from May to late August.


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).

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Crataegus laevigata 'Crimson Cloud' (9 Litre Pot)
£64.95Crataegus laevigata 'Crimson Cloud' (9 Litre Pot)This small, rounded, thorny tree provides a wonderful blanket of colour during the spring. In May it produces a mass of lightly scented, small, single, crimson-red flowers with pronounced white centres which are popular with bees and butterflies and contrast beautifully against the glossy, dark green, deeply-lobed leaves. In the autumn the foliage turns to warm shades of yellow and bronze and the tiny red berries (haws) that appear are much loved by birds. The tree is extremely hardy and will do well in most locations including exposed, coastal sites.Buy Now
Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' (9 Litre Pot)
£64.95Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' (9 Litre Pot)This is a sport of Crataegus laevigata 'Rosea Flore Pleno' with beautiful double rose-red flowers, discovered growing in a garden in Waltham Cross in 1858. It is a small, rounded, thorny tree, ideal for smaller gardens. The deeply-lobed, glossy-green leaves turn to shades of yellow and bronze in the autumn, contrasting beautifully with the small red berries (haws), which are loved by birds. The tree is tough and resilient and will thrive in most locations.Buy Now
Crataegus laevigata 'Rosea Flore Pleno' (9 Litre Pot)
£64.95Crataegus laevigata 'Rosea Flore Pleno' (9 Litre Pot)This highly ornamental, small, thorny tree produces a mass of dusky-pink, double flowers in the spring, that are often likened to miniature pink roses and fill the area around the tree with their distinctive fragrance. The dark green, deeply-lobed leaves create an attractive foil for the beautiful blossom. In the autumn the foliage turns yellow and this is accompanied by small red berries (haws) that are popular with the birds. Cultivated since the 1830’s, the tree is very hardy and will thrive in most locations including exposed, coastal sites.Buy Now
Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' (9 Litre Pot)
£64.95Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' (9 Litre Pot)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.Buy Now
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