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Crataegus oxycantha ‘Alba Plea’

English hawthorn

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height4m to 8m
  • Spread4m to 8m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green

Description

Crataegus oxycantha ‘Alba Plea’ (English hawthorn). Alba Plena' has double pure white flowers.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Hawthorn

Origin

Europe and North Africa

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • 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

Seeds, suckers or grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to fireblight.

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