Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata) is a beautifully flowering tree. It blooms in the middle of spring when the tree is already foliage. Against the background of its vibrant greenery, clusters of tiny, full-blooming flowers of deep pink to red color bloom. They bloom reliably every spring. It grows as a tall, dense shrub or smaller tree with a broad crown. The leaves have 3 to 5 rounded tips. They are tiny, bright green and mostly shiny. It grows moderately fast. In our conditions hawthorns are domesticated.
The 'Paul's Scarlet' cultivar has deep pink flowers in contrast to the common (which blooms white). Moreover, after flowering the flowers fall and so the tree does not remain withered flowers.
Requirements: low ground. Well tolerated cut (better after flowering to not lose flowers). Fully hardy to about -34 ° C.