Also known as
May, Thorn, Thorn apple
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Genus of 380 hardy, deciduous and sometimes semi-evergreen tree and shrub species with thorny branches, commonly called hawthorns. They come from temperate climates in Europe, Asia and North America and typically grow 5-15m. Flowers are clustered, 5-petalled and can be double, developing into ornamental red fruits which make them popular garden plants. Foliage may also show good autumn colour and the fruits are sometimes used to make wine and jelly.
How to propagate Hawthorn
You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn, the cultivars by budding in late summer.
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Other uses of Hawthorn
They have clustered, 5 petalled, occasionally double flowers in spring-summer, ornamental fruits and in some cases autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions.
Deciduous (leaf dropping) trees often have amazing fall colour.Explore all