Hawthorn Hybrid

The hawthorn tree growing in the garden is, as far as I can tell, a hybrid called “Paul’s Scarlet”.Photo of Hawthorn Blossom

It is a hybrid of woodland hawthorn, Crataegus laevigata and common hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna. It produces deep pink double flowered blossoms that look rather stunning.Photo of hawthorn blossom

I must admit though, that I prefer the simple pale pink/white blossoms of the common hawthorn that you find growing wild in hedgerows. These flowers also provide food for hazel dormice, as well as being important to a huge variety of insects and birds. You can read about it in my previous post, Hawthorn Blossom.Photo of hawthorn blossom

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Hawthorn Hybrid

  1. Pingback: Hawthorn Blossom Reprise | rambling ratz

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s