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Crataegus pin maj Big Golden Star
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Crataegus pinnatifida var. major 'Big Golden Star'


Description: Almost thorn-free, the foliage is dark green with large leaves which turn shades of crimson and red in autumn. Clusters of white flowers appear in late spring which are followed by ornamental, edible, red fruit (not gold!) which are nearly as large as crab apples. As well as attracting wildlife to your garden, the edible red fruits can be made into preserves or syrup. This hardy tree can survive in costal sites as well as in milder conditions, and will benefit from occasional pruning.

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): 2.5m x 3.5m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
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