Botanical name: Crataegus monogyna
Other names: Common hawthorn, Quick hawthorn, May hawthorn, Quickthorn
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.
Propagation methods: Budding, Grafting, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
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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This plant must rank among the top three for wildlife. It will provide good autumn colour and is prime habitat - probably the best one of all - for a huge variety of nesting birds. The red berries or haws that hang in clusters in the autumn are particularly attractive to redwings and fieldfares but are eaten by many other birds, as well as by small mammals. Hawthorn is also the food plant for a huge number of insects including some very attractive moths.
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