Description: Crataegus orientalis, also known as Crataegus laciniata, is an elegant small tree, flaking bark, and spreading habit, with well-spaced and lightly pendulous, thorned branches. The deeply lobed foliage is glossy green with downy, silvery grey undersides, turning yellow and bronze in the autumn. Clusters of small, creamy-white flowers in late spring followed by large, orange-red fruits.
History: Native to the Orient and introduced in 1810.
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 10 years): 4m x 3m.