Double Pink Hawthorn, Large Trees
- Pink flowers.
- Any soil / location apart from very wet areas.
- Max. Height: 8-10m
- Bareroot Delivery: Nov-Mar.
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
Crataegus laevigata Rosea Flore Pleno: Bareroot Double Pink Hawthorn Trees in Standard Sizes
Crataegus Rosea Flore Pleno is a small to medium-sized native pink hawthorn tree, a great specimen suitable for almost any garden.
Its blooms have a double row of petals, like miniature roses in 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. In autumn, the attractive, small red fruit called haws decorate the tree for a while; you could pick them for use in hedgerow jam, or leave them for the birds.
It can reach a height of about 8, maybe 10 metres.
Delivery season: Hawthorn trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
- Height: 8-10m
- Soil: Any well drained
- Use: Specimen, small garden, large container, avenue, urban
- Colour: Pink, double flowers in May
- Thorny, mature trees are good for nesting birds
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Bareroot delivery only: November-March
Growing Pink Hawthorn
Very hardy. Almost any soil, damp, poor, or dry. Suitable for large containers designed for trees. Full sun or partial shade is best for the flower display. Tolerant of pollution and sea winds.
Like the rest of its family, it is pretty much disease and pest free; all that is needed is to protect it from rabbits and deer while relatively young.
Did You Know?
This tree is the parent of the popular red flowering variety, Paul's Scarlet. It was cultivated in the 1830's and since then has been widely used in parks, streets, and ornamental gardens. In 2002, it was given the RHS's Award of Garden Merit.
Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.
Notes on planting Crataegus Rosea Flore Pleno trees:
You can grow Hawthorn almost anywhere, including chalky soil and pretty wet, boggy places. It is happy in poor soil, polluted spots by a road or industrial site and is good to plant in very exposed, windy sites.
They will grow on the coast, although they won't grow on really thin, sandy soil with no organic matter in it.
They don't mind growing in shade, but they will produce fewer flowers.
Prepare your site before planting:
It is good to dig over the site where you plant a tree several months in advance. Kill the weeds first: for tough weeds like nettles, brambles and ground elder, you will usually need a weed-killer to get rid of them. When you dig the soil over, remove stones and other rubbish and mix in well rotted compost or manure down to the depth of about 2 spades.
Watch our video on how to plant a tree for full instructions.
Remember to water establishing trees during dry weather for at least a year after planting.
Tree Planting accessories:
Prepare your site for planting by killing the weeds and grass with Neudorff WeedFree Plus.
You can buy a tree planting pack with a wooden stake & rubber tie to support the tree and a mulch mat with pegs to protect the soil around the base of your tree from weeds and drying out.
We suggest that you use mycorrhizal "friendly fungi" on the roots of all newly planted large trees: if your soil quality is poor, we strongly recommend it.
You can also improve your soil with bonemeal organic fertiliser and Growmore.