Braod-leaved cock-spur thorn 'Prunifolia Splendens'

Crataegus x persimilis 'Prunifolia Splendens' | Also known as: Plum-leaved thorn 'Prunifolia Splendens', Crataegus prunifolia 'Prunifolia Splendens' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Crataegus x persimilis is a deciduous plant that's also known as Broad-leaved cock-spur thorn. Long thorns and glossy green leaves make this an attractive plant, with white flowers adding extra appeal in the late spring. These blossoms develop into deep red berries in early autumn, creating dramatic colour as the leaves turn to orange and red. Broad-leaved cock-spur thorn is best suited to a partially shady or sunny spot that has well-drained soil. It is a low maintenance plant and is ideal for naturalising into a wildlife garden. In addition, C. x persimilis's seasonal change offers constant interest to the garden.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating seeds, or risk having mild stomach upset.
Height [m]
  • 5 - 7
Spread [m]
  • 4 - 5
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Red shades
Propagation methods
  • grafting
  • seed
  • budding
Growth habit
  • Rounded
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-7
Heat zone
  • H7-6
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -12
Heat days
  • 45 - 90
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Trees
Grown for
  • Long season of interest
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • Bonsai
  • For birds & bees
Garden type
  • Coastal
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 30 years or longer
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Braod-leaved cock-spur thorn

PLANTS Crataegus x persimilis

Crataegus x persimilis is a deciduous plant that's also known as Broad-leaved cock-spur thorn. Long thorns and glossy green leaves make this an attractive plant, with white flowers adding extra appeal in the late spring. These blossoms develop into deep red berries in early autumn, creating dramatic colour as the leaves turn to orange and red. Broad-leaved cock-spur thorn is best suited to a partially shady or sunny spot that has well-drained soil. It is a low maintenance plant and is ideal for naturalising into a wildlife garden. In addition, C. x persimilis's seasonal change offers constant interest to the garden.