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Crataegus monogyna (Common hawthorn)

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
2 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
10m
Max height
Ultimate spread
8m
Max spread
Time to maturity
20-50 years
To maturity
Toxic - The fruit can cause mild stomach upset if ingested.
Low
Toxicity

Botanical name: Crataegus monogyna

Other names: Common hawthorn, Quick hawthorn, May hawthorn, Quickthorn

Genus: Crataegus

Species: C. monogyna - C. monogyna is an upright, rounded, deciduous tree with numerous thorns on its branches. It has glossy, green leaves that are rounded and deeply-lobed and fragrant white flowers in late spring followed by red fruit.


Crataegus monogyna is: Deciduous

Flower: White in Spring

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow-brown in Autumn

Habit: Rounded to broadly spreading

Toxicity: The fruit can cause mild stomach upset if ingested.

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Caterpillars , Gall mites

Specific diseases: Fireblight , Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods: Budding, Grafting, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Crataegus monogyna (Common hawthorn) will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Topiary, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation: Grows well in town, coastal or exposed gardens. Can be used for hedging.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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