Hawthorn, English (Crataegus laevigata), packet of 10 seeds

$3.95

Family: Rose (Rosaceae)

Hardy to zone 4 to 8

Deciduous thorny bush to small tree.  Native to the Midlands of Great Britain, with a wide distribution throughout western and central Europe.  Traditional use (TWM):  Maladies of the heart.  Plants prefer full sun to part shade and water.  Well-suited to clay soils. Shelterbelt, landscape tree, hedgerow, living fence.  This is the prettiest of the Hawthorns, with pink or red flowers and showy autumn color.  The fruits are excellent.  Plant prefers well-drained garden soils and is relatively drought and cold tolerant, requiring little care once established.  Sow the seeds anytime.  It will take about a year for them to come up.  Sow about 5 seeds per gallon pot, 1/2 to 1 inch deep, and mulch with decomposed leaves.  Label well. Keep pot in the cool shade, and water occasionally, especially if rain or snowfall is not abundant.   Once seedlings emerge, they may be pricked to individual pots and grown on for a year or more, until the trees are large enough to transplant to the landscape.

10 seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated, untreated, NO GMO’s

Hawthorn, English (Crataegus laevigata), packet of 10 seeds