Crimson Cloud Crataegus laevigata (Hawthorn Bare Root)

Code: TR0138BR
Crimson Cloud Crataegus laevigata  (Hawthorn Bare Root)
Crataegus laevigata 'Crimson Cloud' (Crimson Cloud Hawthorn) - Bare Root

This classic English hawthorn is a beautiful addition to a garden, with flowers which run the gamut from red to white, passing through pink as they go. With large, glossy green leaves, it makes a beautiful tree which can become a hedge if planted close together. Whilst the fruit may look delicious, it can cause mild stomach upset if ingested, and thus is best avoided.

Characteristics
  • Approx Height on Arrival: 1.3-1.5m
  • Arrives as: Bare Root
  • Flower Colour: white, red in spring
  • Foliage Colour: dark green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 8m
  • 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

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.

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

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: Don’t 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, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

This is an example of one of our bare root tree. Please note the trees will vary in appearance according to species and season and the compost around the roots is there just to keep them moist and will fall away when unwrapped, leaving a bare-rooted plant. You can mix this compost with your soil when planting your tree.
 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.5/5 (2 reviews)

Rating: 4/5

"These review programmes are very demanding! Good products, fast delivery, can't say much more."

Reviewed Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Rating: 5/5

"This young, string-thin tree arrived within days in perfect condition in a long card carton. It was held straight by a long bamboo cane and its bare roots were protected by a thick plastic bag tied tight to prevent the roots from drying out. I also ordered the root growth granules, sturdy stake and tie. Despite being planted during the worst blizzards in years, the tree has thrived from the outset, which indicates to me that it has been well "brought up" in the nursery, well packaged and carefully delivered. In planting I did follow Primrose's excellent films to the letter, particularly with respect to filling the root bag with water overnight to swell the cells with water before planting."

Reviewed Friday, 9 March 2018

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