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Crataegus laevigata Rosea Flore Pleno


Double Hawthorn

Award winning variety

A smaller, rounded tree that in spring is covered in densely petalled rose-like pink flowers with creamy centres. The leaves are dark-green and deeply lobed. In autumn it is often covered in red haws that attract birds.


This tree is great for smaller informal and cottage gardens and is tough enough to grow well in exposed areas from city gardens to coastal ones. It grows well in full sun or partial shade.


This tree is happy in any soil type, though avoid water-logged areas.

In 2002 Crataegus Rosea Flore Pleno received The Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 400 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 400 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 90 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Fruiting September - November

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Crataegus lae rosea flore pleno 12 l £49.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From February to September