Crataegus oxyacantha--English Hawthorn

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Crataegus oxyacantha--English Hawthorn

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English hawthorn reaches a height 20 to 35 feet. It grows rapidly to 20 feet, then the crown expands. The tree tolerates most soils but prefers heavy, dry loam. The main ornamental feature is white or pink flowers borne in late May. Some types produce ornamental scarlet fruits. The tree casts light shade.

A number of cultivars are offered in garden centers: 'Crimson Cloud'--red flowers; flore-plena--double, white flowers; 'Gireoudii'--foliage variegated, white flowers, large red fruit; 'Masekii'--pale rose, double flowers; 'Paulii'('Paul's Scarlet')--deep pink, double flowers; 'Pendula'--weeping growth habit; 'punica'--single, pink flowers; 'Rosea'--pink flowers; 'Stricta'--upright growth habit.

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Crataegus laevigata - 61K Crataegus laevigata Crimson Cloud - 47K
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