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Crataegus chrysocarpa

Hawthorn

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & September
  • Height4m to 6m
  • Spread3m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Crataegus chrysocarpa (Hawthorn). A dense spreading tree from N.E.USA. Bears lobed leaves and corymbs of yellow flowers.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Tree

Origin

N.E.USA

Interest and use

They have clustered, 5 petalled, occasionally double flowers in spring-summer, ornamental fruits and in some cases autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn, the cultivars by budding in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Fireblight is sometimes a problem. Honey fungus rust.

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