Common hawthorn Crataegus monogyna


Common hawthorn Crataegus monogyna © Ita McCobb

Common hawthorn Latin name

Crataegus monogyna

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Crataegus monogyna Common name

Common hawthorn

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Common hawthorn Plant family

Crataegus (Rosaceae) – varieties of spiny, deciduous (very occasionally semi-evergreen) trees and shrubs grown for their clusters of small (sometimes double), five-petalled flowers in Spring and Summer, their attractive fruits and in a few varieties, their Autumn colour.

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Common hawthorn Description

Category: Trees and Shrubs

Form: Rounded form

Type: Deciduous

Height: 10 metre

Spread: 8 metre

Leaves:Wide, oval, deeply lobed, glossy dark green leaves

Flowers/berries: Clusters of fragrant white flowers with long pink anthers throughout Summer followed by round red fruits in Winter

Normally grown for: Rounded form and Summer, Autumn and Winter interest

Notes: Good grower for polluted areas and most situations

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Common hawthorn Planting Preferences

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Soil type: Will grow in most soil types except very wet soil

Planting situation: Prefers full sun but will grow in most situations

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Common hawthorn Uses

Feature – for small gardens


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