Crataegus X Prunifolia (Broad-leaved Cockspur Thorn)
|Species||:||Crataegus X Prunifolia|
|Common Name(s)||:||Broad-leaved Cockspur Thorn|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest,Autumn Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Autumn Colour,White Flower,Inedible Fruit,Good for Bees|
|Mature Size||:||Small (under 10m)|
|Tree uses||:||Coastal Planting|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Woodland Trust||:||Jubilee Range|
|Tree uses||:||Small Gardens|
|Soil Type||:||Clay Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Urban Sites,Garden|
|Soil Type||:||Chalk Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Cold Exposed Sites|
|Soil Type||:||Dry Soil,Moist Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Parkland Trees|
This small hawthorn is thornier than most others!
This small hawthorn is thornier than most others and won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
It is both a wonderful autumn colourer and winter provider for birds feasting on its profuse red fruits.
Sometimes referred to as Crataegus x persimilis, it is a hybrid between Crataegus crus galli and Crataegus macracantha and originates from Eastern America.
This small, compact, round-headed tree produces long sharp thorns along the span of its branches.
The burnished, oval leaves, which turn a glorious red in autumn, are accompanied by plentiful small, red fruits.
A good choice for urban and coastal planting, it is also tolerant of air pollution.
It does well on most ground, including very dry and wet soils.
Mature height: 10m