Hawthorn, English (Crataegus laevigata) seeds

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Family: Rose (Rosaceae)

Hardy to zone 4 to 8

(Midland Hawthorn, English Hawthorn, Mayflower)  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.

Packet contains 10 seeds
10 g contains ~220 seeds
100 g contains ~2,220 seeds

 

Open Pollinated, untreated, NO GMO’s

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  1. Question

    Astrid Hensel

    Can you tell me what the difference is between the craetagus monogyna and the crataegus oxyyacantha?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      the leaf shape is different, the flower color may be contrasted by looking at the photos in the respective monographs, and the monogyna is one-seeded while the oxyacantha is multi-seeded. r

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    Laura M

    Hi, do you think you might be offering English hawthorn plants in the future? Thanks!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hello laura, yes, we have done these in the past and will do them in the future. richo

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    Carrie Marshall

    Hello
    I’m looking for Crataegus oxyacantha. Is this virtually the same? Thanks!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi carrie, it is exactly the same. r

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    Ericka

    What is the best hawthorn and Ginkgo biloba for growing in zone 9 .

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Ericka, There’s only one Ginkgo biloba and it does grow in a z 9. as for hawthorn, i like the Crataegus monogyna best. we have nice seedling trees of this available, too, if you’re interested. r

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    Nando

    Hi, Is it safe that if I plant this species it will give me a plant with pink or red flowers?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Nando, Yes, these are red-flowered hawthornes. Richo

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    • Marcelo Roman

      What is the germination rate of crataegus?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      The cut test of lot 10576 shows 95% germ.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      yes, and stones must be removed prior to consumption

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