A mass of pretty which flowers, with red markings, in late spring, are followed by pretty orange red fruit. This tree has a gently spreading habit and the dark green foliage, which falls in autumn, has an attractive silvery sheen. It will attract bees and provide shelter for birds and other wildlife once mature.
Month Available: October
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Red
Suitable For Wildlife: Birds
Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers, Foliage, Berries
Plant Type: Ornamental Tree
Main Attribute: Small Garden, Spring Blossom.
Height / Spread: 6m x 6m (20ft x 20ft)
Always plant your tree with a stake. The stake must be knocked into the ground on the windward side of the tree and secured to the tree.
Where to Plant: Borders
Pests and Diseases: Aphids
Plant Care: Prune lightly to restrict growth /remove unwanted branches, heavy prune in late autumn.
Care and Time: Medium - autumn
Benefits: Trees make you feel good and attract wildlife and birds to the garden . One mature tree produces enough oxygen for forty people . Trees sponge up carbon dioxide and air pollutants. Twenty trees offset the pollution of one car driven sixty miles. Trees provide privacy and reduce noise. A well chosen and postitioned tree can increase the value of your property
History: The common name for the genus Crataegus is Hawthorn, which covers a variety of ornamental trees and hedging.
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