Crataegus Laevigata 'Pauls Scarlet' (Midland Hawthorn)
|Species||:||Crataegus Laevigata Paul's Scarlet|
|Common Name(s)||:||Midland Hawthorn,Pauls Scarlet|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Small Leaves,Pink Flower,Inedible Fruit|
|Mature Size||:||Small (under 10m)|
|Soil Type||:||Chalk Soil,Clay Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Coastal Planting|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Small Gardens|
|Soil Type||:||Alkaline Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Urban Sites,Garden,Cold Exposed Sites,Restricted Spaces|
This small hawthorn tree was a sport of Crataegus Rosea Flora Pleno found in a Herefordshire garden in the 1850s.
This small hawthorn tree was a sport of Crataegus Rosea Flore Plena found in a Herefordshire garden in the 1850s.
Probably the most popular of thorns on the market, it won both the First Class Certificate in 1858 and the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
It becomes smothered in double, pink-red flowers in May which are all the more stunning as the spring flowering cherries have finished their display by then.
As root development can be rather slow, we recommend moderate pruning in the first few years after planting so that good anchorage is achieved.
A good choice for urban and coastal planting, it is tolerant of air pollution.
It does well in most soils, including very dry and wet soils.
Mature height: 10m