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Crataegus grignonensis

Grignon Hawthorn

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?

Smothered in white/pink blossom followed by red fruits

Attractive lobed foliage which remains on the tree for a long time

Excellent wildlife value

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Crataegus grignonensis is a popular small tree, valued for its stunning spring blossom and long-lasting decorative fruits. Ideally suited to being grown as a specimen plant, it provides multiple seasons of interest and plenty of value for wildlife.

Crataegus grignonensis forms a small, vase-shaped tree with a spreading crown of shiny, dark green, leathery lobed leaves with pale undersides. Leaves remain on the tree for a long time, often until December and in mild winters, it is semi-evergreen. Unlike the common hawthorn, the branches are almost thornless. In May and June, it is smothered in spring blossom, consisting of umbels of small white flowers which fade to pink. The flowers are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. The blossom is followed by glossy, round red fruits which provide interest well into the colder months, persisting until the first hard frost. The fruits attractive plenty of birds and other wildlife. This robust and versatile tree is extremely hardy, pollution-tolerant and drought-tolerant once established. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Maximum height: 6m (19.6ft). Spread: 4m (13ft).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 6m (19.6ft)
Spread Up to 4m (13ft)

Hardy Tree

cottage gardenswildlife gardenslow maintenance gardenwoodland garden

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months

1 x 25 Litre Potted Plant (KF3158)
1 x 18 Litre Potted Plant (KF3157)

Grow Crataegus plants in sun or shade, in any moderately fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil. Plant Hawthorn at the same depth as they were planted in their pots. Backfill the planting hole and water well to settle the soil.
Water regularly throughout the growing season until young plants are fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant. Once established, Crataegus requires only occasional attention, removing any damaged stems and lightly trimming those that spoil the shape of the plant in winter. If grown as a hedge, Hawthorn can be trimmed in Summer or Autumn, and tolerates hard pruning when necessary.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

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