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Re: Plants???

Message from Norma Mitchell

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi your tree/shrub might be a hawthorn - crataegus laevigata 'Crimson Cloud' has red blossom in spring and red berries in autumn? I think your little wall plant is a golden saxifrage it grows like a 'piggy-back' plant, producing new plants at the end of 'strings' Norma

  • Posted: Thu. 27th April 2017 22:37

Re: Re: Pollarding a crataegus laevigata 'Plena'

Message from Janet Hanley

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Thanks very much for your reply. I will take your advice - the last thing I want to do is kill it!

  • Posted: Tue. 19th August 2014 13:13

Re: Pollarding a crataegus laevigata 'Plena'

Message from Ruskins Trees

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Whilst Hawthorn can be cut back hard, I would be nervous about pollarding it to one knuckle. If too much is removed it could stress the tree to the point of failure. Pollarding is when you take it back to the trunk with no branches, it can also be an extended pollard where you take individual branches back to where they have no branches.

Pollarding is an extreme form of management. You would have to manage on an on going cycle, where year 1 is no foliage..... Can you not just hedge the tree at the height you require?

  • Posted: Sun. 17th August 2014 18:24

Pollarding a crataegus laevigata 'Plena'

Question from Janet Hanley

In forum: Trees and shrubs

I am a newby! I planted this tree about 3 years ago having understood it to be fairly small (height given as up to 15ft). It has already reached about 20 ft and is still going. Can I pollard it? If so when would be the coorect time to do it? Thanks.

  • Posted: Tue. 5th August 2014 14:52

Re: Hostile Roof Terrace

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi, Jean,
What a lovely space you have - and those doors must let in so much light! Unfortunately, I am not sure of the best place to buy lightweight tree planters, but it might be worth a look on ebay every now and again - you can get some used ones for good prices. I do have some plant suggestions that will do well in your exposed site.
- Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' - Deciduous tree with clusters of double, dark pink flowers. Very hardy and tolerant of pollution and coastal sites.
- Prunus laurocerasus - very hardy evergreen shrub - if you don't like this cultivar, there are many to choose from - check them out on thi site.
- Cornus florida or Cornus florida f. rubra - lovely small, deciduous trees happy in sheltered or exposed sites. Colder winters encourage berry production.
- Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii' - another smallish deciduous tree
- Chamaecyparis pisifera - conifer very tolerant of exposed sites and loads of cultivars with varying leaf colours, habits, heights to choose from. Have a look at the choices on this site.
- Berberis x stenophylla 'Corallina Compacta' - compact rounded deciduous shrub with yellow flowers

  • Posted: Tue. 1st June 2010 18:44

Crataegus laevigata

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Crataegus laevigata

Midland hawthorn differs from common hawthorn in that the leaves have lobes which are less than half the length of the midrib, while the common hawthorn has more deeply incised leaves. Another way to tell them apart is by looking at the fruits - the common hawthorn only has one in each berry, hence its Latin name monogyna, while the Midland hawthorn has two. The two can occasionally hybridise. Like common hawthorn, Midland hawthorn is ideal for wildlife-friendly gardens.

  • Posted: Tue. 9th June 2009 17:23