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Crataegus viridis

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height8m to 12m
  • Spread3m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid-dark green

Description

Crataegus viridis. This hawthorn is considered to be one of the toughest of the flowering trees. They are grown for their beautiful spring flowers and showy fruits in the summer and autumn. They will thrive in adverse situations, The flowers are white and will grow in clusters. The fruits are red they are abundant and very long-lasting, well into the winter. The autumn colour is yellow.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Southern United States

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • 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

Seeds, suckers, grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to fireblight.

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