Crataegus laevigata 'Crimson Cloud'
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.