Crataegus laevigata `Crimson Cloud`
Rather different to our other hawthorns, the Red Hawthorn Crimson Cloud (Crataegus laevigata 'Crimson Cloud') is noted for its dramatic display of single, multi-coloured flowers. The attractive flowers are dark reddish colour around the edges with cream centres, these flowers appearing in late spring. It is further complimented by its attractive shiny, green leaves. Like other hawthorns, this variety is well-suited to most garden positions and with a height of just 5m (16ft) and spread of 5m (16ft makes this ideal for covering a large wide gap in an existing garden. This tree is easily trimmed and a few of these planted together will make an attractive hedge.
Our Red Hawthorn Crimson Cloud are supplied at a height of between 1.5 and 2.4 metres in a 12 litre 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.
We usually have a couple of size options available, if you do not see the one you like that will be because it either does not exist (we do have some unreasonable expectations from customers!) or we have sold out.
Our Crimson Cloud are "usually" sold as a half standard which means there is a nice section of clear trunk making it look quite ornamental. If this is absolutely important to you to have or not have then it is absolutely important you contact us before purchase to check. This is mostly because we are not mind readers, participate in any customer telepathy scheme or have the ability to anticipate your wishes. We tried teaching ourselves this a few years ago by intently looking at the screen and concentrating as hard as possible but we got closer to compounded constipation than predictive anticipation.
Message card included at no additional cost if required. Just add the information required on the card at checkout.
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.