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Crataegus orientalis
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Crataegus orientalis

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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.

General attributes

Text Green Silver Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
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