• Eventual height: 8m
  • Eventual spread: 8m

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'

broad-leaved cockspur thorn 'Prunifolia' ( syn. Crataegus persimilis 'MacLeod' )

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This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Average to fast
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy


  • This bushy, ornamental hawthorn boasting masses of white flowers and bright red fruits favoured by birds, 'Prunifolia' matures with a wide crown, carries long thorns, and bears glossy broad-oval leaves turning a dramatic red and orange in the autumn. It thrives in exposed sites and becomes drought-resistant once established.


  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.
  • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten
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