Taller options available for some trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.
Crataegus Laevigata Pauls Scarlet Click For Cheaper Bare Root 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 1.25m and 2.5m 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 height is no indication of mature height.
Pauls Scarlet Options Explained
125-150 cm 2-3 years old, 7-10 L pot and minimum 125 cm tall. May come considerably taller than 150cm depending on time of year.
150-200 cm 2-3 years old, 9-12 L pot and minimum 150cm tall.
180-240 cm 2+ years old, 12-15 L pot and minimum 180cm tall.
The 125-150cm option usually comes as feathered (branches have not been pruned off to show clear stem) and the other options usually come as Half Standard (lower branches pruned to give a rounded shape). Contact us before purchase if need confirmation which one you will receive. df dfdfd
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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.
Message card included at no additional cost if required. Just add the information required on the card at checkout.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Crataegus Laevigata Pauls Scarlet
I was very pleased with the trees when they arrived - healthy, strong and well cared for. Your trees were excellent and following this response I would come to you again. So thanks. Helen S 0919
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.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
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.
UK Grown Ornamental TreesClimate Change
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy. Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it.
Black Spots On Leaves
Nothing to worry about, this is purely a cosmetic issue, it is usually caused by excessive moisture. Remove the affected leaves and burn ideally. Keep the moisture down (water the roots not the foliage) and prune to allow light and air into the foliage. A general purpose fungicide may help. Low air and light conditions can increase your risk e.g. planting in a fenced corner.