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Crataegus lae Crimson Cloud
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Crataegus laevigata 'Crimson Cloud'

Thorn

Description: Hybrid between 'Charles X' and 'Paul's Scarlet' creates a dense, spreading tree with glossy, dark green foliage. Profuse small single, crimson flowers with creamy centres appear during May, the lightly scented blossom is very popular with bees & butterflies. The flowers later develop into tiny red berries in the autumn, which are great for attracting birds. A very unusual ornamental thorn flowering from an early age.

Crataegus Growing Tips: Will tolerate a wide range of soils as long as they are well-drained, urban pollution and coastal conditions. Extremley hardy and ideal for the smaller garden. Prefer full sun or partial shade. 

Height and Spread (after 20 years): 5m x 4m.

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - May Flowering month - May
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Tolerates coastal site Tolerates coastal site
Shade tolerant Shade tolerant
Replacement prune Replacement prune