Hawthorn Whips | Crataegus monogyna

SKU: MAS-HDG04-10-Whips

Hawthorn Whips | Crataegus monogyna

SKU: MAS-HDG04-10-Whips
  • Native British species
  • 2-year bareroot whips between 60 - 80 cm tall.
  • Delivered mid-November through to early March
  • Free Establishment & Maintenance notes
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Description

Hawthorn | Crataegus monogyna

Common names include, May flower, quickthorn.

For a single row of hedging, you will need 4 plants per metre; for a double row of hedging, you will need 6 plants per metre.

This fast-growing, deciduous native hedge plant is a popular sight in hedgerows and can also be grown as a small to medium sized tree.  Suitable for a wide range of soil types and conditions, hawthorn will thrive in most sites except for very shady areas or very wet soils.

Its sharp thorns are a distinctive feature, as are its scented white blossoms and green leaves in the spring, and its red fruits or “haws” in the autumn. 

Hawthorns are fast-growing – 40 to 60cm per year – and make an effective dense protective hedge around gardens and borders.  Their thorniness gives birds a safe place to nest and hawthorn supports an enormous variety of native bird and insect life.

Prune twice a year – in the summer after flowering and in the autumn.  For a more informal look, and to encourage wildlife, cut your hawthorn once, or every other year.

Our hawthorn whips are grown in the UK from UK origin seed.

Colour White
Height 60-90cm
Latin name Crataegus monogyna.
Season Winter, November-April

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