Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' (Red Hawthorn) - 9L Pot

Code: TR01399L
Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' (Red Hawthorn) - 9L PotCrataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' (Red Hawthorn) - 9L PotCrataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' (Red Hawthorn) - 9L Pot
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Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' (Red Hawthorn) - 9L PotCrataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' (Red Hawthorn) - 9L PotCrataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' (Red Hawthorn) - 9L Pot
Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' (Red Hawthorn) - 9l Pot

Being able to withstand most weather conditions, the Crataegus laevigata is a gorgeous, small deciduous tree that has a spreading crown exhibiting masses of elegant dark pink double flowers. During autumn, non-edible berries appear and stay right through the winter.

The Crataegus laevigata (or Paul's Scarlet) can grow to a height of 8m and has a unique aesthetic, making it a perfect specemin tree or focal point of any sized garden.

Characteristics

  • Arrives as: 9l Polypot
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Approx. Growth Height: 8m
  • Flower Colour: Dark pink
  • Foliage Colour: Dark green
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height. So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Dont let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, youre going to have to chop it off anyway!

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 8m between rows

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
For more information, please visit this products webpage.
 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 3.6/5 (8 reviews)

Rating: 2/5

"Not sure - 2 thin stems, no foliage and buds not developing - is it Monty Python's parrot or just sleeping?"

Reviewed Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Speedy delivery plant looks fine have planted out."

Reviewed Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Rating: 2/5

"The tree was disappointing as it had mildew and was not of the quality I had hoped . It was a memorial tree for my late father but we had to purchase another one of better quality elsewhere ."

Reviewed Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Primrose says: "Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed in this tree. If a Primrose tree arrives in a damaged or poor condition, please do contact customer services for a replacement or a refund."
Rating: 2/5

"the plant has white mildew and some leaves are distorted, My feeling is that the tree will be okay after the winter. but would have liked some assurance that mildew was not going to affect it badly. but have been unable contact them."

Reviewed Monday, 17 October 2016

Rating: 4/5

"Delivered quickly and in good condition"

Reviewed Sunday, 26 June 2016

Rating: 5/5

"very healthy plant"

Reviewed Monday, 18 May 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Tree arrived in excellent condition with clear instructions as to planting and after care."

Reviewed Thursday, 30 April 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Good quality product, well packaged and arrived on time"

Reviewed Monday, 1 December 2014

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