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Crataegus macrosperma

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height8m
  • Spread6m to 8m
  • Growth HabitUpright weeping
  • Flower ColourDeep pink-white, red
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid-dark green

Description

Crataegus macrosperma. A deciduous tree from North America. Has ovate to elliptic leaves that have toothed lobes. The flowers are produced in corymbs.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Eastern N. America

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • 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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