Crimson Cloud English Hawthorn #5

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Botanical Name: Crataegus Laevigata 'Superba'

Cultivar: Superba

A wonderful disease-resistant improvement on the species, makes a beautiful small accent tree for home landscapes, covered in reddish pink flowers with white centers in spring and showy scarlet fruit in fall, very thorny

Plant Categories: Tree, Flowering Tree, Ornamental Tree, Deciduous Tree


Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist


Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade


Plant Height
20 Feet


Plant Width/Spread
20 Feet

Advantages:

Flowering Plant

Suitable For Growing Under Power Lines

Out of stock

Description

Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone4b
Growth RateAverage
Recommended Pruning MethodLate Winter Pruning

Foliage

Foliage TypeDeciduous
Plant FormRound

Flowers

Flower PeriodSpring
Flower ColorRed
Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryHawthorn
Landscape ApplicationAccent, Screening

Details

Planting & Growing

Crimson Cloud 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.

Landscape Attributes

Crimson Cloud 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:

Spiny

Crimson Cloud English Hawthorn is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Accent, Hedges/Screening

Ornamental Features

Crimson Cloud English Hawthorn is covered in stunning clusters of crimson flowers with white centers 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 color. The fruits are showy red pomes displayed from early fall to late winter.