Also known as
Hawthorn, Midland Thorn, May, Draenen Wen, Albespyne, Bird Eagles, English Hawthorn, Quickset Thorn, Whitethorn, Smooth Hawthorn, Two-styled hawthorn, Pink hawthorn, Red may, Quick-set thorn
Photo by Milan Keršláger (CC0)
50 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Midland Hawthorn Overview
Crataegus laevigata is commonly known by the names Midland Hawthorn, English Hawthorn and Woodland Hawthorn, amongst others. It is a deciduous tree species from the Rosaceae family, originating from Europe. This small tree produces thorns, lobed leaves measuring up to 6cm long and creamy-white to pink-red flowers. Flowering in late spring is followed by red berry fruits in early autumn, these fruits each contain 2 seeds and are termed haws. Grow this hardy tree in full sun to partial shade, in moist, well-draining soil.
Common problems with Midland Hawthorn
How to propagate Midland Hawthorn
By grafting of named clones.
Special features of Midland Hawthorn
Other uses of Midland Hawthorn
Banks, hedging, specimen. Suitable for coastal conditions.