Crataegus orientalis Crataegus

Crataegus

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.

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Green/ Silver
  • Flowering month: May
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • S Size: Small
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Replacement prune
  • Attractive bark
  • Wet tolerant

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