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Crataegus flava

Yellow haw

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & September
  • Height5m to 8m
  • Spread8m to 11m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid-dark green

Description

Crataegus flava (Yellow haw). A compact small deciduous tree native to eastern USA, but can't be found in the wild. Has small, smooth, toothed or shallowly lobed leaves and large white flowers borne in early summer. The fruits are greenish yellow.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Origin

E USA

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Watch out for the thorns.

Propagation

Propagate from cold-stratified seed, or by grafting of named clones. In winter they are easily transplanted bare- rooted.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to fireblight, controlled only by prompt removal and burning of affected branches. Also ‘pear and cherry slug’ .

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