Crataegus Monogyna (Hawthorn, Quickthorn, May tree)
Widespread in our fields and hedgerows, hawthorns and embedded in myth and legend. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.
Hardiness level Green
Widespread in our fields and hedgerows, hawthorns and embedded in myth and legend. The froth of spring blossom, fresh green foliage and autumnal colour culminates in masses of brilliant red berries.
Hardy in sun, or light shade, on sheltered, windy or exposed sites as large shrubs, hedges or medium trees. Really important habitat for a wide range of wildlife. Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten.
N.B. When clipping several plants with the same tool, have a bucket containing a 5% bleach solution and swish your blades around for 30 seconds between plants to sterilise them. This will help avoid the chance of cross contamination of disease.
As with all woody plants, plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing soil to accumulate round the base of a tree can be fatal. Keep very well watered when first planted.
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