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Hawthorn, English (Crataegus oxyacantha/laevigata) potted tree

$15.00$42.50

Family: Rose (Rosaceae)

Hardy to zone 4 to 8

Deciduous thorny bush to small tree.  Native to 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.  Unless planting closely for a hedge, space trees 30 feet apart.

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  1. Tina

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    Tina

    How large is this plant when you ship? How big will this tree grow? Will it flower from Spring to Summer? Thanks

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi tina, the trees are around 18 inches tall when we ship. they grow up to 60 feet or so unless kept cut back. they flower in the spring only.

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  2. faehollow3

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    faehollow3 (verified owner)

    Hello! I just ordered this and I live in the mountains of Virginia. I was wondering if I should plant this once I get it outdoors right away or if I should plant in a pot and keep indoors during this first winter? I have the same question about the Witch Hazel potted trees I purchased and the Purple Willow. I really appreciate your advice! Thank you!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello there, Trees of this sort do not like to live indoors for the winter. They set buds that require cold temperatures to hold through dormancy and then they put on new growth in the spring. Trees are best planted and mulched. richo

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  3. April

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    April

    What is the best time of year to plant these in zone 6A?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello April,
      In nature, the Hawthorn berries fall from the trees in the fall, are buried by leaves, and come up in the spring. In domestic culture, the same as in nature, the time to plant them is in the fall, for germination in the spring.
      Best regards,
      Richo

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  4. Lora

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    Lora

    Which of your Hawthorns bear the largest fruit?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      That would be the Crataegus monogyna but to be fair the Chinese Hawthorn “C. pinnatifida var. major” has truly huge fruits. Whether they are ounce-per-ounce as potent as our monogyna, I doubt. Anyway, here is a great youtube on the subject of Chinese hawthorn by my friend Joe Hollis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb6Uz5y_sd8
      Richo

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    Carolyn G Duncan

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    Carolyn G Duncan

    I am interested in knowing if this tree Crataegus oxyacantha will be available in the Spring?

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    • Lorie

      Lorie

      oxyacantha/laevigata which is it they are not the same I’m looking forOxyacantha!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      I consider oxyacantha and laevigata to be interchangeable Latin names for the same tree–English Hawthorne, which is what we do have. From Wickipedia: Linnaeus introduced the name Crataegus oxyacantha for a species of Northern European Hawthorn[1] and the name gradually became used for several similar species which were assumed to be the same, particularly the Midland Hawthorn C. laevigata and the Common Hawthorn C. monogyna. In 1946 Dandy showed that Linnaeus had actually observed and described a single-styled species similar to the Common Hawthorn,[2] and the Midland Hawthorn was effectively a later discovery. However, Byatt showed that confusion over the true identity of C. oxyacantha remained,[3] and the name was formally rejected as ambiguous by the International Botanical Congress.[2] More recently, Christensen concluded[4] that the species studied by Linnaeus matches C. rhipidophylla Gand., a relatively rare species.

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      Bill

      Bill

      What size do you sell, and how long beforejt flowers? Thanks.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Our hawthorns are around 18 inches tall without the pot. If grown in the right circumstances of sun, soil and moisture, trees can bush out significantly in the first 5 years and will be fruit productive by then.

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Yes, thank you for asking, we will have both Crataegus oxyacantha and C. monogyna available in the spring. r

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