Crataegus laevigata Paul's Scarlet - Hawthorn Tree

£16.99 each

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Crataegus laevigata, commonly called Hawthorn or May trees. Crataegus laevigata Paul’s Scarlet is also listed as Crataegus laevigata Coccinea Plena. This hawthorn tree bears gorgeous double, light red blossom that flowers in spring; a week or so earlier than other hawthorns. This hawthorn variety is a sport of Rosea Flore Pleno and both varieties have been given the RHS award of Garden Merit as excellent garden trees.

Crataegus laevigata Paul’s Scarlet is a rounded thorny tree with spring blossom, lobed green leaves in summer and bright red berries in autumn  that are harmful to humans, although they are gobbled up greedily by the birds. Crataegus are perfect trees for attracting wildlife including pollinating insects.

They can be used as specimen trees or as part of a flowering boundary hedge where their thorns deter intruders. Crataegus are ideal small trees, well suited to urban, windy or exposed gardens.

These tough trees will cope with most soils and growing conditions, even thriving in coastal areas where they shrug off salt-laden winds.

 If it is not possible to plant because soil is waterlogged or frozen keep the trees somewhere frost free and airy. Keep the roots just moist by storing them in damp compost or if outside conditions allow, heel the trees in to a patch of bare ground until you’re ready to plant them into their permanent positions.

Rootstock: Crataegus Monogyna

Age of tree at despatch: 2

Height at full growth: 8m/26ft

Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.

In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.

The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.

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Catalogue Number 1150-1177
  • Quantity 1x Bare Root Tree
  • Height Fully Grown: 8m/26ft
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