Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.
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 1.00 and 2.4 metres in a 7-12 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.
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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 £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
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 Trees
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 unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.
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.