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Crataegus lae Pauls Scarlet
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Crataegus laevigata 'Pauls Scarlet'


Syn: Crataegus laevigata 'Coccinea Plena'

Description: Paul's Scarlet' is a small, rounded deciduous thorny tree with lobed, glossy green leaves turning yellow and bronze in autumn. Produces masses of deep scarlet-pink, double flowers in May and attractive small red haws in the autumn. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

History: Originated in 1858 as a sport of Crataegus Rosea Flora Pleno, growing in the garden of Mr Christopher Boyd, near Waltham Cross. It was propagated by Wm. Paul and shown by him at the International Horticultural Exhibition of 1866. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

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

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

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