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Crataegus orientalis

Hawthorn

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height4.5m
  • Growth HabitUpright weeping
  • Flower ColourDeep pink-white, red
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid-dark green

Description

Crataegus orientalis (Hawthorn). This is a compact spreading deciduous thorny tree. The leaves are triangular, 5-9 lobed and dark green. The flowers are produced in late spring and early summer with corymbs of white blooms which are followed by round red-pink fruits.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Tree

Origin

North temperate areas

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay
  • 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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