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Crataegus laevigata ‘Punicea’ (English Hawthorn)

Midland Hawthorn 'Punicea', English Hawthorn 'Punicea', Crataegus oxyacantha 'Punicea', Crataegus laevigata Crimson Cloud, Crataegus laevigata 'Crimson Cloud'

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Crataegus laevigata 'Punicea', Midland Hawthorn 'Punicea',English Hawthorn 'Punicea', Red fruit, red berries, Winter fruits, Red flowers,
Crataegus laevigata 'Punicea', Midland Hawthorn 'Punicea',English Hawthorn 'Punicea', Red fruit, red berries, Winter fruits, Red flowers,
Crataegus laevigata 'Punicea', Midland Hawthorn 'Punicea',English Hawthorn 'Punicea', Red fruit, red berries, Winter fruits, Red flowers,
Crataegus laevigata 'Punicea', Midland Hawthorn 'Punicea',English Hawthorn 'Punicea', Red fruit, red berries, Winter fruits, Red flowers,

Award-winning Crataegus laevigata ‘Punicea’ or ‘Crimson Cloud’ (English Hawthorn) is a small, low-branching, deciduous tree with a dense, rounded crown of ascending, stiff, zig-zag branches. They are well armed with thorns, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), and clad with glossy, dark green, 3 to 5-lobed leaves. In mid to late spring, a profusion of reddish-pink flowers with white centers are produced along the branches, providing a spectacular spring floral display. The blossoms are followed by dark red fruits in fall. The foliage develops no appreciable fall color. This selection is noted for its resistance to leaf spot.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 18-25 ft. tall and wide (5-8 m).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this tree is easily grown in moist, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect as a specimen tree for cottage gardens, town, coastal or exposed gardens. Can be used for hedging.
  • Requires only minimal pruning in late winter or early spring, to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.
  • Keep an eye out for caterpillars, gall mites, aphids, leaf spots and fireblight.
  • Propagate by chip budding in mid- to late summer or grafting in late winter
  • Fruit may cause mild stomach upset if ingested

Hawthorn: How to Grow and Care with Success


Understanding how to grow and care for Hawthorn is crucial as these trees offer ecological benefits like attracting pollinators, providing wildlife habitats, and medicinal properties for humans. Proper knowledge ensures healthy growth, disease prevention, and the thriving of these striking additions to our landscapes.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 3 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, A2, A3
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Crataegus
Common names Hawthorn
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 18' - 25'
(5.5m - 7.6m)
Spread 18' - 25'
(5.5m - 7.6m)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Crataegus coccinea (Scarlet Hawthorn)
Crataegus pinnatifida (Chinese Hawthorn)
Crataegus punctata (Dotted Hawthorn)
Crataegus marshallii (Parsley Hawthorn)
Crataegus mollis (Downy Hawthorn)
Crataegus douglasii (Black Hawthorn)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 3 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, A2, A3
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Crataegus
Common names Hawthorn
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 18' - 25'
(5.5m - 7.6m)
Spread 18' - 25'
(5.5m - 7.6m)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden
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