Eastern Hawthorn Tree
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 orientalis is a small, spreading, thorny, deciduous tree to around 6m tall. Deeply-cut, dark green downy leaves with 5-9 lobes are grey beneath and turn yellow in the autumn. White fragrant flowers in rounded sprays of twelve or more are followed by aromatic red or yellowish-red fruits.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Deciduous.
Foliage Colour: Green - yellow leaves.
Pot Size: 12 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 6m.
Ultimate Spread: 4m.
Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years.
Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.