Tolerates all substrates that are not too poor in nutrient. Prefers calcareous, deep rich soils.


Hawthorn is tolerant of heat and very frost hardy

Annual Growth Rate

Annual growth rate for Hawthorn is 15-25cm


Slightly acid to alkaline soils. However, hawthorn preference is deep nutrient rich calcareous soils

Root Structure

Deep with far-reaching lateral roots, sensitive to soil compaction and pavements.


Hawthorn trees or hedgerows are good choices for wildlife, natural and Cottage gardens.

Annual Pruning

Trim hawthorn in the autumn.


Hawthorn can create a security barrier or stand alone specimen tree

Hawthorn are small trees with very sharp spiny branches and deep lobed glossy green deciduous leaves in April which turn gold in colour, in the autumn.

In late May, early June an abundance of fragrant white flowers blossom out and are followed by deep-red coloured berries in the autumn.

Hawthorn hedgerows have been for centuries, and are still to this day, widely planted throughout the UK, by farmers and landowners to create livestock enclosures and property boundaries.

When fully grown, hawthorn create impenetrable sharp thorny barriers and havens for wildlife, providing food and safe shelter. Its berries known as ‘Haws’, provide nutrition for many small mammals and birds during the early winter months.

Price & Availability


Spring - Summer

Mature Tree


60-65cm girth 6.5m tall

70-75cm girth 7m tall

80-85cm girth 8m tall

90-100cm girth 10m tall

100+cm girth

Semi-Mature Tree


18-20cm girth 4m tall

25-30cm girth 4.5m tall

35-40cm girth 5m tall

45-50cm girth 5m tall

55-60cm girth 5.5m tall

Young Tree


10-12cm girth 2m tall

14-16cm girth 2.2m tall

16-18cm girth 2.5m tall

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