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Hawthorn in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Crataegus

 

Hawthorn

Crataegus species are shrubs, mostly growing to between 5 and 15m tall. They produce small, sharp thorns and the leaves of most species have lobed or serrate margins and are variable in shape. They sport a fruit, sometimes referred to as a Haw, which is much loved by birds. Hawthorn is used extensively across Europe as a hedging plant and for field boundaries. Some cultivated varieties are now popular as ornamental garden shrubs.

 
plant Features
  • Hawthorn likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Hawthorn likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Hawthorn is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Hawthorn likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Hawthorn

Latin name

Crataegus

type

Deciduous Shrub

family

Rosaceae

ph

7.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Hawthorn likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Hawthorn is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Hawthorn likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Hawthorn likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Hawthorn is 4.00meters x 5.00meters 4.00 M 5.00 M

Crataegus

Crataegus species are shrubs, mostly growing to between 5 and 15m tall. They produce small, sharp thorns and the leaves of most species have lobed or serrate margins and are variable in shape. They sport a fruit, sometimes referred to as a Haw, which is much loved by birds. Hawthorn is used extensively across Europe as a hedging plant and for field boundaries. Some cultivated varieties are now popular as ornamental garden shrubs.


Planting young plants

From Mid Autumn TO Late Winter

Plant Hawthorn at any time between mid-autumn and late winter. Planting is best undertaken when the soil can be worked easily, especially if the ground is frozen or waterlogged. If planting as a boundary hedge, set it back a little way from the boundary line. This will allow the hedge to fill out before it becomes an issue with overhanging. Plant in moist but well drained soil in sun or partial shade.

 
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