name botanical:Crataegus monogyna
other name:Single-Seeded Hawthorn
other name:Maythorn, Maythorn, Quickthorn, Whitethorn
family:Rose family (Rosaceae)
height:tree / shrub 2 - max. 10 m (33 ft)
The leaves of Common hawthorn are obovate, deeply lobed and 2 – 4 cm (0.8 – 1.6 in) long. The upside is dark green and the underside pale green. The leaf margin is serrated.
leaf margin:lobed, toothed
fall foliage:yellow - orange
The flowers stand erect together in fascicle. The single flower has five white petals. The fragrance is intense.
gender distribution:monoecious / hermaphrodite
The fruit is apple-like, light red and about 1 cm (0.4 in) in size.
The branches are staffed greyish and with thorns. The buds are small, red, round and protruding.
bark:The bark is dark brown. Only later smooth with significant furrows.
root:Deep-rooting plant, root runners over the crown area
location:Sun to half-shade
ph value:acid - alkaline
hedge plant, planting in groups
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