Crataegus ‘Bi Flora’
Crataegus is a genus of several hundred species of shrubs and trees in the family Rosaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia, North Africa, and North America. The name "hawthorn" was originally applied to the species native to northern Europe, especially the common hawthorn.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Crataegus ‘Bi Flora’, also known as the Glastonbury Thorn, is a medium sized shrub or small tree produces leaves earlier than normal and occasionally an early crop of white flowers in winter, but these are smaller than those that flower in spring, produces dark red fruits.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Deciduous.
Foliage Colour: Green leaves.
Pot Size: 12 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 6m.
Ultimate Spread: 4m.
Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years.
Special Attributes: Legend has it that this tree is linked to Saint Joseph of Arimathea, who when reaching Glastonbury in the 1st Century AD to be the first to introduce Christianity, struck his holy staff of hawthorn into the ground and it miraculously sprouted.