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Crataegus tanacetifolia

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A slow growing species from Asia Minor and Syria, Crataegus tanacetifolia is an almost thornless, mop-headed small tree with downy, silver-grey, dandelion-like leaves which nicely set off the creamy-white, lightly fragrant flowers in June.

The flowers form yellowy red, marble-sized, edible fruits which last long into winter. These have a sweet apple-like flavour suitable for pies, preserves, etc.

Supplied Size: 3L deep container (young plants, 40 - 60 cm tall)

Crataegus tanacetifolia | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Crataegus tanacetifolia | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: June.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
Habit: Small, rounded tree once established.
Height: Eventually 5 m (16 ft) - 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)

Notes: Crataegus tanacetifolia is generally considered to be an easy to grow, handsome and useful garden tree which does not really suffer from much in the way of pests or diseases.

Plant Finder: about Crataegus tanacetifolia

Common names

Tansy-leaved thorn


Crataegus tanacetifolia (Tansy-leaved thorn). A rounded-upright, deciduous tree or shrub from West Asia. Bears ovate to diamond shaped grey green leaves. Corymbs of white flowers appear in summer.


They are fully hardy and will prefer full sun, they are suitable for almost all situations and may be grown in any but very wet soil.

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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