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Pink Hawthorn Crataegus Rosea Flore Pleno

Description & features

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Step 2 - Size and quantity

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Size / Height
Price
Quantity
 
15L pot size / 1.75-2.75m
£60.00
30L pot size / 2.4-3.5m
£180.00

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Size / Height
Price
Quantity
 
06-08cm girth / 2.4-2.75m
£59.40
Volume discount 1-2 3-9 10+
06-08cm girth / 2.4-2.75m £59.40 £49.50 £44.56

All prices include VAT

All prices include VAT

All prices include VAT

British Grown - The British Grown logo denotes plants and trees that have been both propagated and grown in the UK. Read more

Product description

CRATAEGUS ROSEA FLORE PLENO – Pink Hawthorn

Characteristics

The Pink Hawthorn is small and densely leaved, and planted for its mass of double pink button-like flowers that unfurl in May to produce a showy display. It has a generally rounded outline of small height, from 6m (20ft) and although the lobed leaves are small the tree provides good screening through spring and summer. Birds often nest among the few spines among the branches and eat the red autumn berries that occasionally appear.

Where to grow

This tree would look good as a contrast within a group of other types of hawthorn such as the red of Pauls Scarlet and Crimson Cloud. Also, if planted within a native hedge the tree would link the countryside to the garden. Hawthorns are very hardy trees and will grow in cold, windy sites where other trees would fail to thrive. Grow in full sun or partial shade.

Did you know?

The name ‘Flore Plena’ in latin means ‘with a full flower’ and refers to the plentiful arrangement of the petals.

 

 

Features

Mature height
Small - 5-10 metres
Spread
0-5 metres
Shape / habit
Round Headed
Growth rate
Medium
Soil type
Chalk/Limestone
Light sandy
Sun levels
Full sun
Partial shade
Difficulty / hard to grow
Hard
Evergreen / Deciduous
Deciduous
Season of interest
Spring
Autumn colour
Yellow
Leaf
Green
Foliage
Cut leaf
Fine/Light leaf
Small leaves
Flower colour
Pink
Flowering type
Double
Flowering month
April
May
Thorny?
Yes
Berries / fruit colour
Red
Uses
Parkland Tree
Garden Tree
Small garden Tree
City/Urban Sites

Features

Mature height
Small - 5-10 metres
Spread
0-5 metres
Shape / habit
Round Headed
Growth rate
Medium
Soil type
Chalk/Limestone
Light sandy
Sun levels
Full sun
Partial shade
Difficulty / hard to grow
Hard
Evergreen / Deciduous
Deciduous
Season of interest
Spring
Autumn colour
Yellow
Leaf
Green
Foliage
Cut leaf
Fine/Light leaf
Small leaves
Flower colour
Pink
Flowering type
Double
Flowering month
April
May
Thorny?
Yes
Berries / fruit colour
Red
Uses
Parkland Tree
Garden Tree
Small garden Tree
City/Urban Sites

Aftercare

Pruning Crataegus Rosea Flore Pleno

Crataegus rosea Flore Pleno is a hardy and low maintenance tree. The stem can be left to branch naturally, or cleared to height of up to 2m. Due to the dense shrubby nature, overcrowding of branches can be a problem. Remove stems early to limit damage to other branches caused by rubbing. 

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.


Comments

By Pat Hood on 11/09/2015

I would like one of these trees in my small front garden - could you please tell me if the tree could be pruned to stay small and if so what is the smallest maximum size it could be kept at.
Many thanks.

By Simon on 15/09/2015

Dear Pat,

You could prune this tree to keep it down to around 3m (9ft) if so desired.

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