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Crataegus monogyna Common hawthorn Quick hawthorn May hawthorn Quickthorn

Crataegus monogyna (Common hawthorn)
Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
10m
Max height
8m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Crataegus monogyna

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

Genus: Crataegus 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.

How to care

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Specific pests: Aphids , Caterpillars , Gall mites Aphids , Caterpillars , Gall mites

Specific diseases: Fireblight , Leaf spot Fireblight , Leaf spot

General care

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


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name: Crataegus monogyna

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

Genus: Crataegus 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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Crataegus monogyna

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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