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Crataegus laevigata

Two-styled hawthorn

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  • Crataegus laevigata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Crataegus laevigata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height6m to 8m
  • Spread5m to 7m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite-green, pink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Crataegus laevigata (Two-styled hawthorn). This small tree to 8 m native to Europe and North Africa, bears ovate-triangular, dark green, glossy shallowly lobed leaves and produces few thorns. Its abundant white flowers open in late spring. May be easily confused with the English May (Crataegus monogyna); both have been called C. oxyacantha. ‘Punicea Flore Pleno’ has deep pink double flowers with white centres.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart 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.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Fireblight, powdery mildew and honey fungus.

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