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Crataegus × lavallei

Lavall hawthorn

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height4m to 8m
  • Spread4m to 8m
  • Growth HabitUpright horizontal oval
  • Flower ColourWhite-green, pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Crataegus × lavallei (Lavall hawthorn). This is a tough flowering tree. It is well known for its beautiful spring flowers and showy fruits in the summer and autumn. The leaves are dark green, elliptic to oblong and hairy. The autumn colour is bronze to red. The large white flowers are abundant. It will bear profuse orange-red fruits which last well into the winter.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Carriere hawthorn, Hawthorn

Origin

Hybrid origin between C.crus-galli and C.pubesce

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Watch out for the thorns.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to fireblight

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