Crataegus Laevigata Pauls Scarlet
With its magenta red double flowers, the Midland Hawthorn or Double Red Flowered Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata 'Pauls Scarlet') makes for a real display of colour in late spring. An ideal choice for exposed gardens, but this tree is also able to cope with most garden situations. In particular, this would include small gardens in towns, close to busy roads. Its final height of 5m (16ft 8in) makes this an attractive choice for a small garden.
Our Double Red Flowered or Midland Hawthorn trees are supplied at a height of between 1.5m and 2.4m in a 12L container, which means that the tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.
The height of the Pauls Scarlet tree you actually receive are based on several factors out of our control. These include the previous 2 years weather and Mother Nature in general. Some trees just refuse to grow up, a bit like some of the people working on this website! This does not make them any less healthy or desirable, just a bit shorter. On the plus side, shorter Pauls Scarlet trees are easier to prune, less leverage for the wind to cause damage and are a little bit cheaper. It is entirely possible the young Pauls Scarlet trees will grow to the same size as other Pauls Scarlet Hawthorne trees or go on to grow taller. In short juvenile heigh is no indication of mature height.
Pointing Out The Obvious About The Pauls Scarlet Picture
We have included a picture on the left without foliage to show the framework of the tree. You will only receive a leafless tree in Autumn and Winter. If this needs explaining further, may we suggest you buy the artificial version.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.