Also known as Quickthorn or May this small native hawthorn has many ancient associations and is most seen as hedgerow plants along the span of the UK.
However we run it up to make a standard tree for specimen planting and it is without doubt one of our prettiest native trees.
The small white fragrant flowers which appear in May and June are followed by small red fruits in abundance during autumn providing much needed food for wild birds.
A good choice for urban and coastal planting it is also tolerant of air pollution.
It does well in most soils including very dry and wet soils.
These multi-stems make for an ideal hedge.
Mature height: 3-7m
Mature spread: 4-6m