Crataegus Paul's Scarlet, is a fairly compact tree that offers beautiful deep pink flowers and luscious green foliage.
Paul's Scarlet is a deservedly popular variety of hawthorn and, with its maximum height of around 6m, it's perfect for the smaller garden. In spring, masses of deep-pink double flowers stud the branches and add a real burst of colour to the tree. The flowers are beautifully complimented by an abundance of slightly glossy, dark-green, leaves that are deeply lobed: their dark green sheen makes the perfect foil for the vibrant flowers. Come autumn, the leaves turn to crisp sunset shades of yellow and orange before falling. This is a great tree for a colourful statement.
This is a relatively small garden tree, with a maximum height of around 6m, often less, making it well-suited to fairly restricted sites. It has an elegant and upright habit, with light branches, slightly pendulous at their tips. This is a hardy tree that will tolerate a range of soil types, positions and conditions: it will even thrive in coastal gardens and with city pollution. This tough tree also requires very little maintenance.
Common Name: Pink flowering Hawthorn Tree
Latin Name: Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'
Soil: Any soil
Position: Full sun or partial shade
Flowering period/colour: March to May/Pink
Hardiness: Fully hardy