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Crataegus laevigata 'Rosea Flore Pleno' (English Hawthorn)

Midland Hawthorn 'Rosea Flore Pleno', English Hawthorn 'Rosea Flore Pleno', Crataegus oxyacantha 'Rosea Flore Pleno', Crataegus oxyacantha 'Rosa Plena', Crataegus oxyacantha 'Rosea Plena', Double Pink Flowering Hawthorn Tree


Award-winning Crataegus laevigata 'Rosea Flore Pleno' (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 small, glossy, mid-green, 3 to 5-lobed leaves. In mid to late spring, a profusion of double pink flowers held in clusters (corymbs) along the branches, provide a spectacular spring floral display. The blossoms are followed by bright red fruits in fall. The foliage develops no appreciable fall color.

  • 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 seed or grafting
  • Fruit may cause mild stomach upset if ingested

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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 Crataegus - Hawthorns
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 18' – 25' (5.4m – 7.5m)
Spread 18' – 25' (5.4m – 7.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance 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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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.


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 Crataegus - Hawthorns
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 18' – 25' (5.4m – 7.5m)
Spread 18' – 25' (5.4m – 7.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance 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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