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Crataegus laevigata Paul's Scarlet - Hawthorn Tree

  • Catalogue Code 1150-1177
  • Pack Contents: 1x Bare Root Tree

Gorgeous double flowers and red berries

Crataegus laevigata, commonly called Hawthorn or May trees. Crataegus laevigata Paul’s Scarlet is also listed as Crataegus laevigata Coccinea Plena. This hawthorn tree bears gorgeous double, light red blossom that flowers in spring; a week or so earlier than other hawthorns. This hawthorn variety is a sport of Rosea Flore Pleno and both varieties have been given the RHS award of Garden Merit as excellent garden trees.

Crataegus laevigata Paul’s Scarlet is a rounded thorny tree with spring blossom, lobed green leaves in summer and bright red berries in autumn  that are harmful to humans, although they are gobbled up greedily by the birds. Crataegus are perfect trees for attracting wildlife including pollinating insects.

They can be used as specimen trees or as part of a flowering boundary hedge where their thorns deter intruders. Crataegus are ideal small trees, well suited to urban, windy or exposed gardens.

These tough trees will cope with most soils and growing conditions, even thriving in coastal areas where they shrug off salt-laden winds.

This tree has been given the RHS Award of Garden Merit as an excellent garden tree.


Unpack bare root trees immediately and plant as soon as possible after delivery.

Do not let the roots dry out!

 If it is not possible to plant because soil is waterlogged or frozen keep the trees somewhere frost free and airy. Keep the roots just moist by storing them in damp compost or if outside conditions allow, heel the trees in to a patch of bare ground until you’re ready to plant them into their permanent positions.

Your bare root trees will be delivered at the right time for planting. Normally between autumn and early spring, depending on weather conditions.

All our ornamental trees are delivered with a GROWING GUIDE that gives full planting and care instructions.

Height 4-7m


  • Attracts Bees
  • Will flower well in full sun

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Small, not good shape does not look strong, very disappointed.

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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.

We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.

The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days