Growing Calendar for Crataegus laevigata Paul's Scarlet - Hawthorn Tree
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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.
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.
Rootstock: Crataegus Monogyna
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 8m/26ft
Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.
The hawthorn tree seems good and was well packed. It had not dried out despite the delay in delivery
Small, not good shape does not look strong, very disappointed.
Shrubs offer visual interest all year round – whether in full leaf, full bloom or with bare stems set against the winter sky.
If you want to add height to your garden and increase the vertical interest consider planting a tree in your garden. There are trees particularly suited for gardens which don’t grow out of proportion to your property or develop too thick a canopy that blocks out sunlight.
Advice on how to plant bare roots.
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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.
Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.
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