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Crataegus monogyna ‘Stricta’

Singleseed hawthorn

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & September
  • Height4m to 8m
  • Spread4m to 8m
  • Growth HabitUpright oval
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Crataegus monogyna ‘Stricta’ (Singleseed hawthorn). This species of hawthorn is considered to be the toughest of the flowering trees. They will produce fragrant single white flowers which will open in late spring. The leaves have 5 to 7 jagged lobes, they are about 2inches long and will turn yellow-brown in the autumn. They will thrive in adverse situations. The fruits are small reddish and hard to see.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Hawthorn

Origin

England and 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, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Watch out for the thorns.

Propagation

Seeds, suckers, or by grafting of named clones.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to fireblight.

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