Upright Hawthorn Crataegus Monogyna Stricta

Description & features

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30L pot size / 2.4-3.5m
£132.00

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06-08cm girth / 2.4-2.75m
£59.40
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06-08cm girth / 2.4-2.75m £59.40 £49.50 £44.70

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Product description

CRATAEGUS MONOGYNA STRICTA – Upright Hawthorn

Characteristics

The upright hawthorn is a form of our native hawthorn that has a much narrower shape with branches that grow upwards rather than spreading outwards. This small tree grows to approximately 6m (20ft) with a width of only 2m (6ft) when mature. Wildlife friendly, it boasts all the attractions of native hawthorn; a wealth of white flowers in late spring followed by conspicuous red berries in autumn. The thorny branches are densely packed with small green leaves.

Where to grow

This tree would be a good choice as a native tree for a location where space is tight, adding structure and height to the landscape. It is often used in street planting. Hawthorn is a tough little tree, tolerant of exposed locations such as windy and coastal sites. Soil type is not important as long as it is freely draining.

Did you know?

There is an old saying ‘Ne’er cast a clout till May is out’ which means don’t put away your winter clothes until after May (or could mean until the May blossom has faded). In France there is a similar saying:  'En avril, ne te découvre pas d'un fil; en mai, fais ce qui te plaît' translated as 'In April, do not shed a single thread; in May, do as you please'.
 

 

Features

Mature height
Small - 5-10 metres
Spread
0-5 metres
Shape / habit
Fastigiate
Growth rate
Slow
Soil type
All soil types
Sun levels
Full sun
Partial shade
Difficulty / hard to grow
Medium
Evergreen / Deciduous
Deciduous
Season of interest
Autumn
Spring
Summer
Autumn colour
Yellow
Leaf
Green
Foliage
Dense
Cut leaf
Small leaves
Flower colour
White
Flowering type
Single
Flowering month
May
Scent
Scented Flowers
Thorny?
Yes
Berries / fruit colour
Red
Uses
Screening
Parkland Tree
Garden Tree
Small garden Tree
City/Urban Sites
Bird Food
Bee Friendly
Sound Barrier

Features

Mature height
Small - 5-10 metres
Spread
0-5 metres
Shape / habit
Fastigiate
Growth rate
Slow
Soil type
All soil types
Sun levels
Full sun
Partial shade
Difficulty / hard to grow
Medium
Evergreen / Deciduous
Deciduous
Season of interest
Autumn
Spring
Summer
Autumn colour
Yellow
Leaf
Green
Foliage
Dense
Cut leaf
Small leaves
Flower colour
White
Flowering type
Single
Flowering month
May
Scent
Scented Flowers
Thorny?
Yes
Berries / fruit colour
Red
Uses
Screening
Parkland Tree
Garden Tree
Small garden Tree
City/Urban Sites
Bird Food
Bee Friendly
Sound Barrier

Aftercare

Pruning Crataegus Monogyna Stricta

The upright branches of Crataegus Monogyna Stricta can become congested, as is common with the Crataegus. Remove lateral stems that cross other branches and any  as well as any other stems that are severely rubbing. There are no other pruning needs, but if necessary it will respond well to hard pruning.

What time of year is best to prune? Prune in winter, or light prune in spring after flowering.

 

For the continued healthy growth of your trees, shrubs or hedging it is vital that you follow the advice below.

Watering

The main reason that plants die within 12 months of having been planted is lack of water.  It is essential throughout the spring and summer, to give a heavy enough watering to enable the water to penetrate right down to the deepest root level of the tree.  In hot dry spells give the equivalent of 2 bucketfuls every three days.

Weed Control

One of the most common causes of lack of water is competition from grass.  When trees are first establishing, the grass roots would be at the same level as the tree roots and are far more efficient at taking up water and thus choke the tree.  It is vital for 3 years after planting that your tree or hedge has a circle or strip one  metre wide completely free of grass.  The way to eliminate grass in order of effectiveness is:

  1. Spray off the grass with a glyphosate based weed killer such as Roundup.  Apply each year for the first 3 years.  It is best applied when the tree is dormant as it is absorbed through green leaves and kills the plant off at the roots.
  2. Firmly fit a mulch mat around the base of the tree by tucking the edges into the soil and put a thick layer of bark mulch on top of this.  This can be done after the initial spraying with glyphosate and should avoid the need for further spraying.

Mowing or strimming is NOT an answer to the problem.  Each time you mow, the grass will grow back more vigorously and strimming invariably leads to lacerated trunks.

Staking

If trees are not correctly secured they will rock in the planting pit. Roots not firmly in contact with the soil are unable to take up moisture and nutrients, resulting in die back or death of the tree.  Check, particularly after windy weather, that stakes are still solidly in the ground keeping the base of the trunk firm.  The purpose of the stakes is to anchor the roots.   Flexing in the wind, higher up the trunk, is not necessarily a problem if the roots are firm.

Bellow is list of the correct system to use to secure your trees.

  • 40/60, 60/80, 80/100 whips - Unless rabbit/deer problem no need to stake.
  • 100/125, 125/150  1.2m Cane and Easi tie.
  • 150/175  1.2m square stake and a buckle tie and spacer.
  • 175/250, 6/8, 8/10 15L 1.65 Tree stake and a buckle tie and spacer.
  • All larger trees. 2 x 1.65 Tree stake and cross rail with 38mm cushion spacer and 1m of 38mm strapping.

Ties

Always use our recommended tree ties or strapping.  These are designed and manufactured with the correct amount of give to hold the tree firm without strangling it. They should be checked at the end of each growing season for adjustment as the trunk thickens.  Non proprietary materials such as baler twine will cut into the bark and should not be used.

Protection from Animal Damage

Rabbits, deer, sheep, cattle and horses can all potentially damage trees.  Ask us for advice on the most appropriate guards for your trees or hedge.  Squirrels are also a terrible pest when trees get to about 20ft tall but there is no protection available.


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