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Hawthorn

Crataegus monogyna

Also known as

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

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

4m

Min

4m

25 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Crataegus monogyna, Ports Down
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Hawthorn Overview

Crataegus monogyna is a deciduous tree species in the Rosaceae family. Commonly known by the name Common Hawthorn. 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. Grow this hardy tree in full sun to partial shade, in moist, well-draining soil. 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!

Common problems with Hawthorn

How to propagate Hawthorn

Seed

Special features of Hawthorn

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Attractive flowers

Pollinator Friendly Plants for Spring

Native spring flowering plants that provide the best habitat, shelter and food for pollinators.

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