These standard trees are Hawthorn Pauls Scarlet. It’s full latin name is Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’, or is sometimes known as Crataegus oxyacantha ‘Paul’s Scarlet’. We have also known them to be informally known as the Double Crimson Hawthorn Tree, the Red Mayflower Tree or Midland Hawthorn. It is related to the common Hawthorn which is regularly found in native hedgerows across the UK.
This is a specimen tree that will make a fine addition to any garden and will grow into a medium sized tree that will add beauty without dominating the garden. Like all hawthorns, it has small lobed glossy green leaves and spiny branches. The leaves turn an attractive yellow colour in the autumn when they then fall off (as the tree is deciduous) until the spring. It has an abundance of red-pink double flowers in the spring and produces red Haws in the autumn.
Due to their size, delivery of these trees is quoted on an individual basis. Customers can of course collect from our nursery with their own transport.
Careful preparation of your planting site is important and we recommend mixing you soil with compost and/or farmyard manure to give your trees the best start. It is also extremely important to plant using a tree stake and tie to support your tree in its first few years to avoid it blowing over until its roots have properly established as anchors in the ground.
We also stock a range of other specimen trees suitable for garden planting. These can be viewed on our trees page.