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CRATAEGUS x lavallei
Lavell's Hybrid Hawthorn
A small deciduous tree that offers year-round interest, this hybrid hawthorn originated in the late nineteenth century at the Arboretum de Segrez in France. It bears clusters of mildly fetid white flowers in late spring, followed by small spherical fruits that ripen orange-red in fall. The toothed, oval, glossy dark green leaves may turn burgundy or gold tones in fall. They typically remain into winter, partially hiding the persistent fruit. The silver-gray branches are spiny on young trees; unarmed on older specimens. This hybrid gradually grows into a round-headed, gray-trunked tree with upright limbs and an irregular habit.
Although tolerating a wide range of conditions, this tree does best in well drained soil and full sun. In hot or humid climates it is prone to leaf diseases. Where happy it makes a good small lawn or street tree. Site this tree where its spines will not harm pedestrians and vehicles.
7 - 1
4 - 7
3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
20'-30' / 6.1m - 9.1m
15'-30' / 4.6m - 9.1m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Red, Orange Red
Green, Dark Green
Yellow, Red, Burgundy, Bronze
Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Shade Trees, Street Trees, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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