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Paul's Scarlet English Hawthorn*

Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'

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Paul's Scarlet English Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet') at Cole's Florist & Garden Centre

Paul's Scarlet English Hawthorn flowers

Paul's Scarlet English Hawthorn flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Description:

One of the most popular small accent trees for home landscapes; blanketed in showy double red flowers in spring and scarlet fruit in fall; can be susceptible to leaf diseases and quite thorny, best used as a feature tree in the small home landscape

Ornamental Features

Paul's Scarlet English Hawthorn features showy clusters of red flowers held atop the branches in mid spring. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The glossy lobed leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruits are showy red pomes displayed from early fall to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Paul's Scarlet English Hawthorn is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Spiny

Paul's Scarlet English Hawthorn is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Paul's Scarlet English Hawthorn will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Screening 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit 
Ornamental Features