I just wanted to let you know my plants have arrived today as promised. I have unpacked them and they are wonderful, I am so pleased with them. They are much bigger than I expected and in tip-top condition. Thank you so much. I also think they are really excellent value for money – I buy most of my plants on-line (living in Cornwall the choices are a bit limited) and I had looked for Hydrangea seemannii at my usual on-line supplier but they were so expensive I was a bit put off. Ten pounds per plant more (!) Then I searched around and found you – your plants were considerably cheaper and larger so I was a bit worried they might fall short of the mark. But… absolutely no worries on that front. In fact I bought two seemannii from the other supplier earlier this year (I think they are a very ‘useful’ plant, particularly for someone who lives in a walled garden) so can do a direct comparison. Interestingly, they are smaller than yours now even though they have been in the ground and well cared for, for more than six summer months. Many thanks, excellent service and terrific plants – I will be back..!Debbie Frost
Double Pink Hawthorn Trees
Crataegus Laevigata Rosea Flore Pleno
Crataegus Rosea Flore Pleno Hawthorn, is a small to medium sized native tree, suitable for most gardens and any soil which makes it a great garden specimen. Its blooms both have a double row of petals, like miniature roses, with a light, bright shade of pink. The glorious mass of blossoms comes in late spring, filling the air around the tree with their distinctive scent and the butterflies that turn up for a snack. In autumn, the attractive, small red fruits that develop are a good source of early winter food for birds to fatten up on. You can also pick them for use in hedgerow jam. Crataegus Rosea Flore Pleno can reach a height of about 10 metres.
History & uses of Rosea Flore Pleno Hawthorn: This tree is the parent of the popular red flowering Hawthorn variety, Paul's Scarlet. It was cultivated in the 1830's and has been used in parks and stately gardens ever since. In 2002, it was given the RHS's Award of Garden Merit for being both beautiful and easy for anyone to grow in their garden.
How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the standards we sell are graded by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height. Standard trees are usually between 2.5 - 4.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive depending on girth and variety.