Crataegus x lavalleei

Hybrid Cockspur Thorn, Lavallée’s Hawthorn

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Crataegus x lavallei is a hybrid cross between Crataegus mexicana and Crataegus calodendron, originating back in the 1870’s.

The mid green, oval, glossy leaves appear late in spring and turn red through to yellow in autumn, often persisting on the tree until December; making this a useful screening tree for gardens.  The white flowers appear in clusters in May and are followed by orange fruits, known as Haws, that are retained on the tree for most of winter, often providing a fine contrast with the foliage as it turns.

Crataegus x lavallei, like other Hawthorns, is a tough contender, tolerating most soil conditions, from moist soil through to very dry, from chalk to clay.  This tree will thrive on the trickiest of sites, coping with a cold, exposed aspect and salt laden winds from the coast.

As a mature tree the Hybrid Hawthorn produces a wonderfully rounded, dense crown and is less thorny than other Crataegus species.  It is small and versatile tree which is useful in a range of situations, for small gardens it will provide a compact tree with year round interest and in addition can offer some screening due to the late leaf fall.

Mature Height: 5-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags
Good for bees,

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Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.