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Crataegus laevigata 'Crimson Cloud'

Crataegus laevigata 'Crimson Cloud'

Description: A recent introduction of the Midland Hawthorn which has a profusion of red flowers with a white centre in spring.

A small deciduous tree useful for many locations including as a street tree. Glossy green leaves give good colour in the autumn together with red berries.

Climate/Position: Any, but best in full sun.

Height/Spread: 8 metres.

Soil Requirements: Prefers well drained soil but will also tolerate drought and some wet conditions.

Pruning: Generally not required unless maintaining shape.

The species is native to the UK and a number of cultivars have been available for many years with 'Paul's Scarlet' being the most common having double pink flowers.