Crataegus laevigata 'Rosea Florea Pleno'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: all soils except waterlogged
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March to May
- Flower colour: pink
- Other features: a tough tree for all gardens
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A small thorny, deciduous tree with shallow, three-to five-lobed, mid-green leaves. In spring, double pink flowers are produced often followed by bright red fruit which is harmful if eaten. A good small tree for all gardens, as it is tough enough to stand exposed sites, city pollution and even costal conditions, while also having ornamental value too.
- Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.
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