Hawthorn

Crataegus monogyna

Common Hawthorn, May, Hedgerow Thorn, Draenen Wen, English Hawthorn, Oneseed Hawthorn, May Thorn, Single-Seed Hawthorn, White Thorn

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Crataegus monogyna is a deciduous tree species in the Rosaceae family. It forms a rounded shape, producing shiny, deeply lobed foliage. Sprays of cream coloured flowers are produced from spring. These develop into dark red berry fruits in autumn. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Rosaceae

Flower colour

Pink, White

Scent

Mild
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