Frank P Matthews
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Crataegus or Hawthorns have diverse flowers and fruit, are extremely hardy and ideal for the smaller garden. They are deciduous, occasionally semi-evergreen and will tolerate a wide range of soils, urban pollution and coastal conditions.
Known as the “father of the heart” for its antioxidant properties in flowers, shoots and leaves to help angina and blood pressure. Some fruits are particularly edible such as Crataegus arnoldiana, pedicellate and ‘Big Golden Star’. They also make excellent jellies.
Clusters of white flowers with purple anthers in late spring to early summer, followed by yellow-orange berries.
Glossy, dark green foliage. Profuse, small, dark red flowers with creamy centres in May. Small red fruit.
Lobed, dark green foliage and dense, double, pink-scarlet flowers. Small red haws in autumn.
Small, compact, spreading tree with glossy, lobed, dark green foliage. Small pure white flowers in May.
Double pink flowers which are very showy in May. Highly ornamental and robust Thorn. Height after 10yr 4m x 3m.
Almost thornless with large lobed leaves. Excellent autumn colour and large fruits. Height after 10 years 2.5m.
A striking small tree with silvery blue foliage and creamy flowers followed by large purple fruits.
Fast-growing, thorny deciduous tree. White flowers followed by spherical, fleshy, edible, red fruit.
A beautiful small tree with shallow lobed leaves and fruit like red cherries. Height after 10 years 4m.
A tough and upright, columnar hawthorn. Clusters of white flowers in May followed by red berries.
An improved form of Prunifolia with longer thorns and larger, brighter fruits. Height after 10yrs 4.5m x 4m.
Upright and dense. Large impressive flowers. Dark glossy leaves and large orange fruits. Height after 10 years 4m.