An attractive small garden tree, Crataegus persimilis 'Splendens' has glossy, dark-green, oval foliage which turns glowing shades of yellow, orange and copper in the autumn. Clusters of small, white flowers appear in May and are followed by colourful crimson berries that adorn the branches well into winter. The berries are popular with a variety of wildlife, such as honey bees, birds and squirrels.
This hardy Broad-leaved Cockspur Thorn tree will grow well in the very toughest positions, including coastal, exposed and damp sites, making it ideal for a difficult garden. Growing in a spreading, slightly rounded form with thorny branches, Crataegus persimilis Splendens will reach a height and spread of 5 x 4 metres in 20 years.
Common Name : Ornamental Hawthorn
Latin Name: Crataegus Persimilis Splendens
Soil: Fertile, moist but well-drained soil
Position: Full sun or partial shade
Flowering period/colour: White flowers in spring, red berries in autumn & winter
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and spread in 10 years: 5m/4m
Special features: Dark-green foliage turns coppery yellow & orange in autumn